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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/11/2020.

Children's Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Reference: 267-OM2765945

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Across Wiltshire (Salsibury, Melksham and Marlborough), Wiltshire
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum / pro rata

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 to be part of a team working towards improving access to evidence based mental health services for Children, Young People and their Families.

There are 3 posts available across Wiltshire (Salisbury, Melksham and Marlborough) and clinical work will be conducted from these bases with a requirement to travel to another base for supervision and meetings if and when required. Whilst every effort will be made to match candidates to their preferred location, this cannot be guaranteed.

All training days will be undertaken at the University of Reading.

In collaboration with the Reading CYP IAPT Collaborative Oxford NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit 3 one-year fixed term CWP training posts. The posts will be part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and are part of a response to the target for offering an evidence-based intervention to more children and young people outlined in Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

CWP's will deliver low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions for children and young people, including: behavioural treatments for anxiety; guided parent-led self-help and behavioural activation for depression. They will be distinct roles within the children and young people’s workforce in Wiltshire and will work under intense supervision.

The CYP IAPT Children's Well-being Practitioner training will be delivered by the University of Reading and the post holders will need to attend all of the required training which will be held at the University of Reading. The training involves teaching blocks as well as weekly teaching and supervision days delivered by the University of Reading.

Applications are welcome from new graduates or people who are capable of graduate training with some experience with working with children and young people who could have mental health difficulties - this could be through volunteering, previous practice placements etc.

Please note in this instance the course is not optional; there will be a joint interview process including University of Reading to appoint to these roles. Due to the fixed term nature of these roles, all applicants to this advertisement (including any new/additional internal applicants) would need to take a break in service of 9 days. The roles are dependent on meeting all course requirements.

Service response to Current Covid restrictions

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) CAMHS remained open during the lockdown period and used digital platforms (as well as some face to face appointments) to continue to provide care for young people and their families. Using digital technology has had very positive feedback from young people and their families.

We are working on a recovery plan in terms of preparing our buildings to be able to safely see more young people face to face but will continue to also offer appointments digitally going forward due to their popularity and effectiveness.

The situation will continue to be reviewed but it is hoped by March 2021 there will be ample opportunity to work in the clinic bases, and there may be opportunities for digital working as well.

All applicants will need to be available to start the training in early March 2021.

Applicants must be able to travel independently across the county if needed.

The post holder will receive clinical supervision relevant to their training.

Please note that this advert will close early if a high number of applications are received.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLucy HubbardJob titleClinical PsychologistEmail addresslucy.hubbard@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukTelephone number07557 801237

  • 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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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