Mental Health Practitioner - Social Worker

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum/pro rata
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
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Are you looking to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with mental health needs?

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.

We're looking for a Mental Health Practitioner to join Melksham Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - you could be a Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or an Occupational Therapist!

Main duties of the job

You will join the Getting Help team and be responsible for initial assessments with vulnerable young people and their families.

You will also be responsible for the delivery of time limited, goal-based interventions to address emotional and mental health needs at an early stage, with the aim of reducing longer term mental health problems. This is a job where you can really make a difference.

About us

This is an exciting opportunity to join a very supportive team. Clinical supervision and professional development are priorities for the service and preceptorship is supported.

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 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. Liaison, advice and consultation with wider CAMHS, colleagues in Children Services and a range of external agencies such as Childrens Social Care, Education and many more.

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 qualification e.g. registered Mental Health Nurse, registered Learning Disability Nurse, registered Occupational Therapist, registered Children's Social Worker
  • Current registration with relevant professional body - eg NMC, HCPC
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with families, carers and significant others
  • Experience of working with children and young people with a wide range of mental health needs.
  • Experience of and commitment to working in a multi-agency setting working in partnership with a range of health, social care and education professionals
  • Relevant experience in a community setting / inpatient setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of working with children and young people with a wide range of mental health needs
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of a range motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy and a psychological therapy (i.e. CBT/DBT)

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