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Mental Health Practitioner

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Savernake Hospital, Marlborough
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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If you would like to have more fun and flexibility at work, we could be the team you’re looking for. Due to career development, we have an opening for a Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner or Child and Wellbeing Practitioner and seek applications from Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Registered Mental Health Nurses or CWPs registered with BACP or BPS.

If you’re reading this advert you may be appraising the last 12 months and mulling over your career. And what a year it has been with NHS staff working through unprecedented times; many people have been challenged to reappraise priorities and what is most important to them. We now have several vacancies within our team, as some staff have taken up new opportunities within the Trust to develop our services and we also have additional funding for new posts.

At Oxford Health Trust, we do things differently and acknowledge how important it is to have a work life balance. There’s no doubt that work can be tricky, and things don’t always go to plan, but we are all about supporting each other and being able to laugh together when things go awry. You will already know how to do your job, and we can continue to develop this but what is most important is that you are happy in your role with our amazing team who will keep you buoyant if you are having a rubbish day. Work can bring both rewards and challenges, but it is this strong supportive team that get you through.

Our team ethos is very simple: come to work, be happy, be yourself, do your job, be kind, eat lunch and go home on time.

We embody the importance of staff wellbeing in our practice, and this is why we are interested to get to know you as a person and hear what you would like from your job. Over the last 24 months we have charted unknown territory and out of this has come some positive changes in the workplace. Our team is now kitted out with all the technological paraphernalia necessary to make working from home a truly realistic option. We have challenged ourselves to become ‘tech savvy’ and support each other with shortcuts and know how. Working from home is a component part of our business and enables flexible working to be a viable option.

When we are not working from home, we are based in the tranquil setting of a nice community hospital next door to the Savernake forest, which is a fabulous place to walk and get some headspace. The vibrant market town of Marlborough, with its infamous college which boasts such luminaries as Sir John Betjeman is only a short walk and provides a wealth of shopping opportunities and a strong sense of community. The town and surrounding countryside are a beautiful and safe place to live, with good schools and quality of life and the network rail commute to London is less than an hour.

You will be supported by the generosity of excellent team knowledge and experience on both a formal and informal basis. Clinical and managerial supervision are augmented by other profession specific supervision as required. We also benefit from regular team safeguarding supervision. You will do your mandatory training and there will be occasions to benefit from CPD training as it becomes available. We have a thorough induction process, and you will be paired with other new starters as you begin to find your feet in your role. Alongside core CAMHS we host LD CAMHS, a Neurodevelopmental Clinic and The Eating Disorder Service, so if these are areas of interest, we can consider how you might want to become more involved.

So, if you are thinking you might like to join our big, generous family, you might like to contact the Clinical Team Manager to find out a bit more about the job, but if you really want to find out what it is actually like to work here, just pick up the phone and ask to speak to any of our staff on: 01865 904666.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Nel Bartlett

Job title: Mental Health Practitioner

Email address:

Telephone number: 01865 904666

Additional contact information

We would invite you to call our office and speak with any range of staff who will be happy to talk to you about what it is like to work in this team and answer any questions you have: 01865 904666

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