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Assertive Outreach (OSCA) Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Swindon CAMHS, Swindon
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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With a big national focus on improving services for children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, there has never been a better time to join Oxford Health CAMHS and make a positive difference to children and young people’s life chances.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Mental Health Nurses, CAMHS Learning Disability Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers interested to join our Assertive Outreach (OSCA) part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service based in Swindon. You will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for children, young people and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties.

As a Senior Mental Health Practitioner you will be responsible for initial assessments, delivery and evaluation of care and providing psycho-educational advice and practical support to young people and their families by drawing on evidence- based interventions and using a collaborative, recovery focused approaches. Risk assessment and risk management including the need for positive risk taking is an important part of the role. You will contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision for other team members and participate in the team service development and evaluation.

You will be required to participate in a flexible working pattern within the multi-disciplinary team to provide cover for a core day 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday –Sunday and Bank Holidays.

You will also participate in covering the service’s 24 hour on call service on a rota basis.

This is a varied and rewarding role within a highly supportive team. Clinical Supervision and CPD are priorities for the service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Becky Richens

Job title Clinical Team Manager

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Telephone number 01865 903422

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