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Mental Health Practitioner

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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 in BaNES and make a positive difference to children and young people's life chances.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers interested to join our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service based in Keynsham. You will work in, Getting More Helpteam to deliver a high quality, comprehensive, mental health service for children, young people and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties

Main duties of the job

The Getting More Help service offers longer term interventions for young people who need more support than that available from first line services, such as school nurses or school counsellors.

As a Mental Health Practitioner you will be responsible for initial assessment, delivery and evaluation of care and provide psycho-educational advice and practical support to young people and their families by drawing on evidence- based interventions and using a collaborative, recovery focused approach. Risk assessment and management including the need for positive risk taking is an important part of the role.

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 Children's Social Care, Education, Youth Offending Services and Police is central to the role.

About us

This is a varied and rewarding role within a highly supportive team. Clinical Supervision and CPD are priorities for the service. We are an inclusive and forward thinking team with a strong focus on training, CPD, supervision and staff wellbeing.

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

Please see job description for more details.

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
  • Qualification in RMN OT SW
MH Experience Essential
  • Years Experience in MH Setting
Childrens Experience Essential
  • Experience with working with children
  • CAMHS Experience

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