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Mental Health Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Children and Young People's Service
Band 5
Part time 32 hours per week
Job ref
Temple House
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum / pro rata
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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 are very excited to recruit a  Mental Health Practitioners (32 hrs per  week) to join us in our Getting Help function which is part of the BANES Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) where you will be part of our multi-disciplinary team, with opportunity to work in our Community CAMHS team. This role allows the post holder to offer short term evidence based interventions either in the clinic or community settings. The post holder will also offer consultation and training into our local secondary schools.

 We are interested to hear from registered practitioners - namely Nurses (RMN ), Occupational Therapists or Social Workers (with training in mental health), who have an interest or experience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. We are a busy and dynamic CAMHS team where there are opportunities to enhance your existing skills and learn new ones as the Trust is supportive of CPD and training. We have close links to four other CAMHS teams in the locality.

The trust has a preceptorship programme which the post holder will be able to access as well as clinical supervision.

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 9am-5pm Saturday-Sunday and Bank Holidays. In time the operational hours of the service will be extending to provide a 7 day service from 8am-8pm.


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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 

Naomi Oliver (Getting Help Clinical Lead) on 01865 903889

John-Mark Poppleston (Clinical Team Manager) on 01865 903889