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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Children and Young People's Services
Band 6
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The Clock House
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum
21/11/2019 23:59

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


We have a vacancy for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner in South Oxfordshire CAMHS (Getting Help pathway).

We are looking to recruit a Registered Nurse (RMN), Social Worker or Occupational Therapist. You'll be based in Abingdon and expected to travel within South Oxfordshire as required.

The Getting Help team support young people with mild to moderate mental health problems, in both clinic and community settings. The successful post holder will be able to assess and treat a variety of mental health issues, with excellent communication skills and written skills. They will also be able to effectively communicate and liaise with other agencies to those on their defined caseload. 

The South Oxon CAMHS team covers the south of the county and is based in Abingdon. There are good training opportunities available within the Trust and in the locality team.

There is an expectation that you will be a car driver and able to travel to meet the needs of the young people you work with.

We recognise that our team members are our greatest asset and our keen that you feel supported and encouraged to fulfil your potential.  We offer excellent learning and development opportunities and there are several routes to progression and advancement within the organization.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dawn Bagwell-Cox, Clinical Team Manager for South Oxon. CAMHS 01865 904700


Hayden Stothard, Interim Lead for Getting Help, Oxfordshire on