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Care co-ordinator

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum | Pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a SW/OT or CPN to join the Specialist Buckinghamshire Early Intervention Service which is responsible for providing care and treatment for adolescents and adults (14 - 65) with first episode psychosis in Buckinghamshire.The Early Intervention Team in Oxford is a well-established, high quality service providing multidisciplinary team working across Buckinghamshire. We deliver an evidenced based treatment package to people experiencing a first episode of psychosis, and are at the forefront of developing new treatments to further improve the care that we offer. We work alongsideresearchers from the University of Oxford and have a clinical-academic post attached to our service. We offer training opportunities in specific interventions such as Behavioural Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and are keen to develop our staff to deliver anexcellent service.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to develop support and contribute to providing early detection and intervention across the whole of Buckinghamshire and the agencies involved in this. S/he will beexpected to take an active part in the training and teaching programmes within the service and to maintain and develop their own skill. The post holder will also have an interest in research into developing new ways of clinical practice. The post holder will also be care co-ordinator for a smallcaseload of people with complex needs and have the flexibility to work in our assessment function if required.The post holder will also be expected to work as an autonomous practitioner and will also undertake a supervisory role in respect to multi-disciplinary junior team members/ students.

About us

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Job description Job responsibilities

We are looking for a:Full time team member.An enthusiastic and resourceful person who is able to work in a multi-disciplinary team both independently and with initiative.Ability to use your clinical skills to support and motivate your clients and colleagues.Familiar with current legislation, guidelines and processes linked with mental health services.Someone who has an understanding of mental illness and its impact on service user.

Please note:
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Person Specification mental health experience Essential
  • some experience of working with mental health
  • knowledge of working with psychosis
  • experience of working in a community team
  • experience of working in an EIS team
knowledge to safely practice Essential
  • professional qualification in social work/occupational health or community psychiatric nursing
  • two years post qualifying experience
team work and working as an individual Essential
  • experience of working within a team and being autonomous within a team
  • prior experience of team work

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