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Mental Health Practitioner

Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes, Buckinghamshire, Reading and Bath universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service and other relevant employment checks.

We are looking for full time applicants who hold a professional registration such as Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Occupational Therapist/ Social Worker, to work as a Care Coordinator in our developing Tier 3 CAMHS Team in North Oxfordshire.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a lively and supportive environment where differences in training are respected and valued. You will also have the opportunity to play a significant role in the delivery of a developing and comprehensive service.

Your duties would include:

  • The assessment and treatment of children, young people, their families and carers.
  • Providing evidence based interventions to young people, depending on individual needs.
  • To act as Care Coordinator for a defined caseload.
  • The assessment and management of risk, alongside the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Developing and sustaining networks within both the statutory and non-statutory services.
  • Playing an active role in the development of CAMHS and working in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleagues.

The post is with North Oxfordshire CAMHS covering rural and market town areas. The team is based at the Orchard Health Centre, Banbury, and places an emphasis on outreach and community based working. The successful candidate will work flexibly across the patch area.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Sophie Black, Acting Clinical Team Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or by email on ( Email address removed )

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

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