Job summary

Come join our Swindon Community CAMHS team at our open day on Saturday 21st January 2023 from 10am at Marlborough House in Swindon, SN1 4JS.

Here you will have the chance to chat to current staff as well as hear about the range of career opportunities we can offer you.

To book on email:careers@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

If you would like to find more enjoyment, development, and flexibility at work, we could be the team you’re looking for.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist to work in our Community CAMHS Team. This role involves working with young people experiencing a wide variety of mental health difficulties sometimes with complex social situations and neurodevelopmental challenges.

Main duties of the job

The role will include undertaking the assessment of the young person’s mental health needs, collaborative formulation and providing the treatment plan drawing on a variety of interventions that may involve multi-agency networking where necessary. This role will have a primary focus on our core CAMHS services, but you will also have opportunities to contribute to our Hospital Liaison services and also our Outreach Services.

You will be offered in house training in a number of evidence-based interventions. There will also be the opportunity for further training based on individual learning needs. We have good professional support in our service and regular professional regional meetings, including regular team safeguarding supervision.

In everything we do, we strive to be caring, safe and excellent. We expect our staff to share and demonstrate these values as we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide. This ensures that we have the right workforce to deliver effective team-working and excellent patient care and experience.

About us

We embody the importance of staff wellbeing in our practice, and this is why we are interested to get to know you as a person and hear what you would like from your job. We are open to conversations about flexible working and including some home working where appropriate to the role.

We have a number of specialist clinics such as The Eating Disorder Service, Neurodevelopmental Clinic and Family Therapy clinic and we like to work with staff to help them gain experience and skills and to work in these clinical areas to give variety to their job role.

You will be supported by excellent team knowledge and experience on a formal/informal basis. Clinical and managerial supervision are augmented with profession specific supervision. We are investing heavily in training and preceptorships to develop staff skills. We have a thorough induction process, and you will be paired with other new starters as you begin to find your feet.

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
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Date posted

15 December 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum/pro-rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

267-OC4710208-A

Job locations

Swindon Community CAMHS

Okus Road

Swindon

SN1 4JS

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Main duties of the job are:

  • Comprehensive assessment of children and young people presenting to the service.
  • Shared formulation and care planning
  • Multi agency working
  • Delivery and/or oversight of collaborative treatment plan using evidence-based interventions
  • Collaborative risk management
  • Support and supervision of colleagues
  • Being part of the on-call rota covering out of hours contact from professionals.

Responsible for:

  • Compliance with professional registration practice
  • Safe practice in accordance with Trust policies and procedures
  • Addressing safeguarding concerns

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Main duties of the job are:

  • Comprehensive assessment of children and young people presenting to the service.
  • Shared formulation and care planning
  • Multi agency working
  • Delivery and/or oversight of collaborative treatment plan using evidence-based interventions
  • Collaborative risk management
  • Support and supervision of colleagues
  • Being part of the on-call rota covering out of hours contact from professionals.

Responsible for:

  • Compliance with professional registration practice
  • Safe practice in accordance with Trust policies and procedures
  • Addressing safeguarding concerns

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

  • 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, GSW
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Experience

Essential

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ability to carry out assessments and psycho-social interventions

Desirable

  • Experience of positive risk taking
  • Experience of Recovery focused practice
  • Experience of a range motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy and a psychological therapy (i.e. CBT/DBT

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of working with children and young people with a wide range of mental health needs.
  • Knowledge of mental health and community care legislation and policy
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of Recovery focused practice

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of a range of evidence-based interventions i.e. motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy and a psychological therapy (i.e. CBT/DBT)
  • Knowledge of Child and Adult Protection work

Skills

Essential

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with patients, carers and relatives
  • High standards of written communication skills with the ability to use email and internet.
  • Risk assessment and management skills, particularly in relation to Safeguarding children and young people
  • Able to manage a caseload, set priorities and work with members of a multi-disciplinary team
Person Specification

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, GSW
  • Evidence of continuous professional development

Experience

Essential

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ability to carry out assessments and psycho-social interventions

Desirable

  • Experience of positive risk taking
  • Experience of Recovery focused practice
  • Experience of a range motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy and a psychological therapy (i.e. CBT/DBT

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of working with children and young people with a wide range of mental health needs.
  • Knowledge of mental health and community care legislation and policy
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Knowledge of Recovery focused practice

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of a range of evidence-based interventions i.e. motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy and a psychological therapy (i.e. CBT/DBT)
  • Knowledge of Child and Adult Protection work

Skills

Essential

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with patients, carers and relatives
  • High standards of written communication skills with the ability to use email and internet.
  • Risk assessment and management skills, particularly in relation to Safeguarding children and young people
  • Able to manage a caseload, set priorities and work with members of a multi-disciplinary team

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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