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South AMHT Care Co-Ordinator- Treatment Function - CPN/OT (Wantage)

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified Psychiatric Nurse or Occupational Therapist, passionate about mental health and supporting people with serious mental illness towards their recovery in their community?

Are you excited by the idea of the chance to be a part of building a new team?

If so, then why not consider applying to become part of the newly created Wantage and Faringdon Team that is part of our broader South Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Team (AMHT)!

Alongside seeking experienced staff to join our new team, we will welcome applications from newly qualified nurses or OTs seeking a developmental opportunity at Band 5 with support to progress to Band 6 in the future.

You will be based in a newly refurbished office within Wantage Community Hospital, which is within short walking distance of the town centre.

Main duties of the job

This vacancy is for our Treatment Team, which means you will predominantly be working with people under CPA as their Care Coordinator, and playing a crucial role as part of an multi-disciplinary team in that person's recovery.

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.

About us

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.

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

In terms of hours we would prefer 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.

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 Education and Training Essential
  • Professional Qualification (Degree or equivalent)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio
  • Professional Registration
  • Post graduate education specifically relating to client group (Post basic qualification in community care/ research awareness/ management)
Occupational Experience Essential
  • To have experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • To have highly extensive experience which should include community and working with mental health
  • To have a good knowledge and interest in community care and have specific clinical expertise in mental health
Skills required - IT / Admin Essential
  • To be IT literate
  • To have excellent English written communication skills

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