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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Temple House
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum / pro rata
15/12/2019 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.


This is an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner who is a qualified RMN, OT or Social Worker to work within the Community CAMHS team in BANES for 37.5 hours per week. This post will sit across the Getting Help and OSCA (Outreach Service for Children and Adolescents).ridge

The service works with young people up to 18 years old and who experience a range difficulties associated their mental health, you would also work with families and external networks such as schools and Social Care. You would be part of a multidisciplinary team who offer assessment, treatment and consultation either in the clinic base or out in the community. There are opportunities to work with young people in the short term ( up to six sessions) but also on a longer term basis. 

Our service delivers a Mental Health Liaison Service at the local general hospital which this post would contribute to.

We are looking to recruit a skilled, enthusiastic practitioner who is passionate about working with Children and Young people and who would like develop their skills in delivering evidence based interventions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside a range of practitioners.  Clinical supervision is provided.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and the young people and families that we work with within a range of settings.

The post holder will be required to participate in a flexible working pattern within the multi-disciplinary team to provide cover for a core day 8am-8pm Monday- Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.  

The post holder will be required to contribute to an out of hours on call rota.


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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

Saffia Ahmad, Clinical Team Manager on 01865 903889 or

John-Mark Poppleston , Clinical Team Manager on  01865 903889 or

Ben Mogridge, Deputy Team Manager on 01865 903889