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Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Education In-reach

Employer
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Keynsham
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum/pro-rata
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Look no further if you are seeking a role that offers variety, a range of experiences, opportunity for growth and development; all whilst surrounded by a supportive energised team!

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers interested to join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service team based in Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset.

You will focus on delivering the CAMHS School Link role for agreed educational settings, such as schools and colleges, in Bath and North East Somerset and contribute to the Getting Advice part of the CAMHS Service, by supporting delivery of pre-referral consultations and Getting Advice functions such as consultations to young people, parents/carers and a wide range of partner agencies.

Main duties of the job

The role includes supporting the delivery of the OSCA and Liaison Service by providing mental health assessments for young people at the acute general hospital and delivering interventions for young people experiencing a mental health crisis.

You will work across the Getting Advice, Getting Help and the Outreach Service for Children and Adolescents (OSCA) Risk Support teams to deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for children, young people and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties. You will also take an overarching responsibility for coordinating and processing new referrals.

Liaison, advice and consultation with wider CAMHS, colleagues in Children Services and a range of external agencies such as Children's Social Care, Education, Youth Offending Services and Police is central to the role.

About us

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.

You will have the opportunity to make an active and meaningful contribution to our exciting service modernisation and redesign that is based on the i-Thrive model, ensuring children and young people get the right support, at the right time, in the right place, from individuals with the right skills.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a very supportive and innovative team. Clinical supervision and professional development are priorities for the service. This is a varied and rewarding role within a highly supportive team.

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

The post will have a focus on delivering the CAMHS School Link role for agreed educational settings, such as schools and colleges, in Bath and North East Somerset.

The post holder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for children, young people and their families experiencing mental health difficulties. The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, treatment and evaluation of care and provide psycho-educational advice and practical support to young people and their families by drawing on psychosocial evidence-based interventions and using a collaborative, recovery focused approach. Risk assessment and management including the need for positive risk taking is part of the role.

The post holder will contribute to the clinical leadership of the team, providing supervision for other team members as agreed with the Clinical Team Manager and participate in the team service development and evaluation.

You will integrate the mental health agenda and community resilience within the education settings identified. This includes delivering training, supervision, consultation and support for staff and young people in the agreed educational settings.

You will provide advice, training and support to partnership agencies and to work in conjunction with named education settings, and their respective partner agencies to deliver shared goals regarding the management and promotion of positive mental health and early access when treatment is required.

Liaison, advice and consultation with wider CAMHS, colleagues in Children Services and a range of external agencies such as Childrens Social Care, Education, Youth Offending Services and Police is also central to the role.

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, 10am-6pm Saturday Sunday and Bank Holidays. This allows team members to work hours flexibly and for days off during the week. The post holder will also participate in covering the services 24 hour on call service on a rota basis. The frequency of evening/weekend shifts and cover of the on call rota is subject to change, dependent upon the needs of the service, though typically involves working an evening shift/week, up to two weekend days/month and covering the on call rota for up to four weeks a year.

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 Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant professional mental health qualification: Mental Health Nurse/Learning Disability Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker/Clinical Psychologist
Experience Essential
  • Experience as a Band 5, or equivalent, Mental Health professional
  • Risk assessment and management skills, particularly in relation to Safeguarding children and young people
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding policy and procedures
Knowledge Essential
  • Professional and patient focussed approach with inspirational skills, acting as a role model to colleagues and junior staff members
  • Understanding and experience of working with children and young people/adults with a wide range of mental health needs.
  • Ability to carry out assessments and psycho-social interventions


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