Are you a problem solver? Can you remain calm under pressure? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment?
We are looking for applicants with clinical experience of working within CAMHS to join our Single Point of Access (SPA) Team. CAMHS Oxfordshire Single Point of Access (SPA) provides support and access for families and young people to all CAMH Services.
We need you to have strong leadership skills and ideally, experience of supervising clinical staff. We would welcome applicants from Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social work, with clinically relevant knowledge acquired through post qualifying training and/or experience. We would also welcome applications for individuals suitable for a developmental role from Band 5 into a Band 6.
Main duties of the job
In this role, you will be responsible for providing telephone clinical support to parents, carers and professionals supporting children with their mental health needs.
You will support the triage process, promoting positive mental health within the children's workforce. Using specialist knowledge, and alongside the Senior SPA Practitioners, you will be responsible for determining when intervention from CAMHS is clinically indicated.
We pride ourselves on staff development and have successfully recruited and retained a number of our team members via developmental posts.
We have a strong team ethic in the SPA, with all team members contributing towards a tailored care plan for each of our patients. SPA are also the proud owners of a staff recognition award! Come and join 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
The general requirement for full time working in Oxford Health is to work 7.5hrs per day, to be worked between SPAs opening hours of Monday Friday 9am - 5pm and our service is closed on Bank Holidays.
Our base is at Raglan House in Cowley, Oxford. 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 Qualification Essential
- Mental Health or equivalent professional health qualification- e.g. Occupational Therapist, Nurse or Social Worker
- Clinically relevant knowledge acquired through post qualifying training
- Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding risk assessment
- Knowledge and understanding of mental health risk assessment
- To have ability to organise own time and manage work load, and that of junior staff / learners, in relation to service needs and priorities
- To work autonomously within the team
- Experience of working with children and young people who have mental health difficulties.
- Post qualification experience in a mental health setting, working with young people or adults with mental health difficulties
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