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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
Salisbury District Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum / pro rata
03/12/2019 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.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for Senior Mental Health Practitioners (Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist) to join our community-based Wiltshire Outreach Service for Children and Adolescents (CAMHS).

The service works with young people up to 18 years old and who experience a range of difficulties associated with 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.

We are looking for a flexible, enthusiastic individual who is able to deliver mental health packages of care for children and young people across Wiltshire.

You will be required to have experience of working in children’s services and/or as a mental health practitioner. Experience of working in the community with children and young people/adults with complex mental health needs and family situations would be an advantage.

You will mainly be based at Salisbury District Hospital co-located with Salisbury Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and support delivery of community based mental health services across Wiltshire, with a focus on visiting children, young people and families living in the Salisbury CAMHS catchment area. You will work closely with our CAMHS Liaison Lead for Salisbury District Hospital, other members of the Wiltshire OSCA team based at Salisbury District Hospital, Savernake Hospital and Melksham Hospital and members if the wider CAMHS team. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the delivery of the Community Service Model for young people with an Eating Disorder (TEDS).  Appropriate support and training will be available to the successful candidate.

We welcome applications from current Band 5 Practitioners interested in career progression and we can provide excellent development opportunities.

The operational work of the team is delivered 365 days a year and you will be required to participate in a flexible working pattern to provide cover for a core working day of 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday-Sunday. The service will in time move to providing 8am to 8pm working 7 days a week and it is expected that you will participate in covering the service’s on call out of hours CAMHS service on a rota basis.

As a Trust, we strongly support personal and clinical development opportunities and we work hard to ensure our staff are supported in their roles to develop through regular supervision and continual professional development.

We will accept applications for part-time and flexible working requests.  

All applicants must possess a valid driving license and be able to use a vehicle for the purpose of carrying out their work duties.

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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

Vaughan Thomas, Interim Clinical Team Manager or Katie Gale, Deputy Team Manager on 01865 903777