Band 5/6 Mental Health Practitioner/Senior Mental Health Practitioners

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a newly qualified Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, interested in join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service based in Salisbury?

Do you want to gain experience?

Or do you have some experience and want to join our team as a Mental Health Practitioner band 5 or a Senior Mental health Practitioner band 6?

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 Salisbury CAMHS and make a positive difference to children and young people's life chances. we actively enhance development within the service.

Main duties of the job

Both roles will be within our Community CAMHs, in Getting More Help, The Eating Disorders Team, Outreach team, or a combination that fits with your interests and experience. Supporting young people and families/carers with mental health difficulties in community such as schools, their own home or in the clinic setting.

As Mental Health Practitioner you will be responsiblefor delivering and evaluation of care and provide psycho-educational advice and practical support to young people and their families by drawing on evidence- based interventions.

As a Senior Mental Health Practitioner you will be responsible for initial assessment, Providing and evaluating evidence based interventions , supporting junior colleagues with supervision, working with students (of the appropriate profession

About us

Salisbury CAMHS is a multidisciplinary team, we are Passionate in providing evidenced based care to young people and their family in the community, working in partnership with other agencies

We are highly supportive of supervision and staff development are important to us as a team and as a part of Oxford Health there are lots of development opportunities, including the preceptorship and induction programme.

At Salisbury we also have discounted staff Gym facilities on site!

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

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

The flexible working patterns allows team members to work hours flexibly and for days off during the week. The frequency of evening/weekend shifts is subject to change, dependent upon the needs of the service. Band 6 are required after training to cover some on call hour.

You will need to be able to travel to access different appointments within the community.

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 Relevant Qualification Essential
  • Relevant professional mental health qualification. o Mental Health Nurse o Occupational Therapist o Social Worker
  • Current registration with relevant professional body - NMC, HCPC
Experience/Skills Essential
  • Experience working within Mental Health
  • Risk assessment and management skills, particularly in relation to Safeguarding children and young people
  • Experience of working with young people with an Eating Disorder
Childrens Experience Essential
  • Experience with working with children
  • Understanding and experience of working with children and young people/adults with a wide range of mental health needs.

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