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Social Worker and Operational Lead for Looked after Children

Band 8a

Main area
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Band 8a
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
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Sue Nichols Centre,Bieton road ,Aylesbury
£44,606 to £50,819 per annum
01/03/2020 23:59
Interview date

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 seek to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic team manager with strong experience in working with a mental health service user group to operationally lead and support highly specialist mental health services for young people in Buckinghamshire.

The post holder will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of Specialist CAMHS Looked After and Adopted Children team in Buckinghamshire CAMHS, providing high quality, safe and responsive specialist mental health services to children, young people, parents/carers and professionals.

Services are to be provided in accordance with Children and Young People’s THRIVE model, in partnership with service user and partner agencies, and as part of a multi-agency system. The post holder will ensure that timely, high quality assessments and interventions are provided for children, young people and their carers within Buckinghamshire and will work closely with the Buckinghamshire CAMHS management team and Clinical leads in helping to shape service development and delivery. Buckinghamshire is a Wave 1 national 'Trailblazer Site' in delivering the ambitions outlined in the government Green Paper (December 2017), 'Transforming Children & Young People's Mental Health Provision.' As part of this exciting opportunity, Buckinghamshire CAMHS is to pilot new care pathways in order to deliver 4 week waits to improve access to specialist CAMHS and to deliver better outcomes for children, young people and families.

We are part of the Thames Valley /Oxford Health Partnership delivering a successful CAMHS New Care Model and a new Forensic CAMHS service . We have an award-winning Crisis Service providing emergency care in and out-of-hours and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in order to help young people to access care within their communities.

Oxford Health Foundation Trust NHS Foundation Trust is rated 'Good' by CQC and has a successful track record of delivering high quality care and treatment communities across Oxford, Buckinghamshire and Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust has embarked upon a Quality Improvement programme and clinical staff are encouraged to participate in designing and delivering change that facilitates improvements in the quality and experience of care for patients.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Sue Hadwin on 07488286155 or e-mail on