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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/08/2020.

Mental Health First Aid Instructor (BAME Community Connector)

Job Reference: 267-MINDMHFAI

Employer:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Restore
Location:
Oxford
Salary:
£9,960 per annum

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.


The aim of this role is to champion diversity to encourage and promote inclusion and equality for those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. This will ensure that the work is reflected in Restore’s values that we advocate.

The BAME MHFA Instructor will be the key representative of BAME members who will work to help improve stigma around mental ill health in BAME communities by enhancing interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening.

As the BAME MHFA instructor, you should be friendly and approachable, organised and able to train BAME members in a sensitive manner as there will be cultural differences.

At this stage of application we require only a CV (curriculum vitae) and a covering letter. The covering letter should demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification responsibilities. We suggest you address each point individually clearly stating how you meet the criteria. It is a good idea to use separate headings for each point.

Any other information:

  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which can provide short term counselling, and up to six sessions of relevant physical therapy.
  • An individual training budget which, in agreement with your line manager, you can allocate to relevant training and development opportunities, from both within the partnership, and externally.
  • A great pension scheme that provides 3% matched to your own contributions.
  • A travel loan to buy any bus or train season tickets in advance
  • An eye care scheme which contributes funds towards spectacles for DSE use
  • Access to our Cycle to Work Scheme which enables you to save up to 47% off the retail price of bikes and accessories.
  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata), and the option to take an unpaid sabbatical after 5 years of service with us.



  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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