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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/01/2021.

Community Support, Time, Recovery Worker - South Oxon AMHT

Job Reference: 267-OM2885513

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health
South Oxon AMHT, Didcot base, Didcot
£19,737 - £21,142 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 Oxfordshire Community Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Teams (AMHT) are recruiting additional passionate and motivated clinicians to provide support the delivery of mental health home treatment to people living in Oxfordshire. This role is part of the trusts winter pressure planning and is to ensure that our mental health teams can continue to provide a high standard of care during a period of increased demand.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic services and be fully involved in developing and creating the highest quality service provision for service users and their families / supporters. As a Support Workers you will be instrumental in our services and deliver treatments to service users in their own place of residence under the guidance and support of qualified mental health Clinicians and Team Leaders. As an AMHT Support Worker you will deliver recovery focused interventions (emotional and practical support) to a small caseload of service users.

Accessibility, responsiveness and excellence in customer service with the highest regard for service user experience will be at the heart of the service and Support Workers will use their skills and personal qualities to make this a reality.

As a Support Worker you must be able to demonstrate Trust values in delivering care to others. The successful candidate will be able to follow and initiate plans of care flexibly and dynamically in challenging and changing circumstances. Oxford Health works in partnership with third sector providers as part of the Oxford Mental Health Partnership (OMHP). Support Workers must have the skills and aptitude to work creatively and proactively with our third sector partners.

Whilst this role is a fixed term contract you will be offered opportunities for professional development and opportunities to influence and contribute to service development. The potential for further more substantive roles may also become available. You will be provided with regular supervision, appraisal and support. The service operates from 7am - 9pm and a variety of working patterns will be available – we welcome flexible working requests. This post does not involve working night shifts but does require weekend working at a set frequency.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMelissa PorterJob titleTeam ManagerEmail addressmelissa.porter@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukTelephone number01865 904191

  • 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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