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SPA / In Reach Mental Health Worker

Band 5

Main area
Children and young people
Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Raglan House
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum
02/04/2020 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 would welcome applications from students about to graduate from Nursing, Occupational Therapist and Social Work courses.

We are looking for a committed and passionate individual to join our dynamic community based team. The Single Point of Access (SPA) will be the initial point of contact with Oxon CAMHS for all, this is a countywide service based in central Oxford, Raglan House and Cowley.

You’ll provide support to young people accessing CAMHS via the SPA and School In Reach, including generic assessment and school based interventions. You will also provide support to those accessing CAMHS, Education Services, Children Young People and Family Services and other agencies involved in the management and support of young people.

You will have a good knowledge base, excellent communication skills and a flexible and positive attitude. In addition, you will have a particular interest in early intervention mental health support and be skilled at multi agency working.

If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of the children and young people who use our services and those who care for them and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve, then we would love to hear from you.

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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

Holly Chivers 07884113693, or on the SPA office number - 01865 902515.