Due to an expansion of our services and extra funding we have exciting opportunities for dedicated and experienced Qualified Nurses and Occupational Therapists to work in our Adult Mental Health Team covering Didcot, Wantage, and Faringdon.
The team offers top quality wrap around mental health care to adults aged between 18-65 in the local area. Whilst we are seeing experienced Nurses and OT's we would also welcome applicants from newly qualified clinicians who are seeking a developmental opportunity at band 5 level where you will be provided with increased supervision, training and expectations around complexity and autonomy will be less (please state this within your application if you are interested).
Hours – preferably 30 to 37.5 hours per week with some weekend working- we welcome flexible working so please call us to discuss how we may be able to accommodate other working patterns. You will not be required to work night shifts.
This vacancy is for our Assessment Team, which means you will predominantly be completing assessments of mental health for people referred by their GP, IAPT or other means, and then making a plan with them about their future care. In some cases you will then offer targeted follow-up appointments with that person in order to continue your assessment and aid their recovery. We see the assessments themselves as valuable interventions in helping someone to better understand why they might be struggling with their mental health, and thinking with them about how that can change.
As a team we are aiming to provide an excellent service for our local community, and are seeking candidates who share our passion.
You will need to be able to work autonomously, with a caseload of patients with whom you will engage and offer the recommended treatment and support. You will have experience with the CPA process and able to assess and plan treatment with service users. You will also be able to critically assess and manage risk, including the use of Safeguarding processes.
There are opportunities for team working and facilitating groups such as MBT/CBT based interventions. The MDT consists of medics, psychological therapists, social workers, OTs, RMNs and support workers, as well as embedded workers from the third sector to support with employment, housing and social needs.
In addition, we are currently embedding Peer Support Workers within the teams to promote the power of lived experience and ensure that the gap between patient and clinician is bridged.
You will be supported by an experienced leadership team from across the professions who facilitate forums for Nursing and Occupational Therapists and hold your development as central. We offer regular supervision and you will be encouraged and supported to undertake any training relevant to your professional development.
As a Trust we also offer excellent staff benefits including wellbeing support, a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, cycle to work scheme, short term let accommodation as well as other benefits including retail discounts and special offers. You can also earn more money if you choose to work additional hours as part of our own staff bank.
We would encourage you to give us a call to discuss the role and we very much welcome visits from interested applicants.
Previous applicants need not apply.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Chris Buckland
Job title: Team Manager
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone number:01865 903170
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