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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/08/2021.


Job Reference: 267-OM3268982

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Swindon Community CAMHS, Swindon
£38,890 - £44,503 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.

Are you an enthusiastic child psychotherapist looking for a new challenge?

Would you like the opportunity to co-create your role in our dynamic multidisciplinary team?

Would you like the opportunity to work flexibly in the office, in the community, at home, face to face and digitally with children, young people, families and a range of other professionals and service providers?

Are you interested in opportunities to develop existing skills and learn some new ones in one of the many clinics or services we offer in Swindon CAMHS?

Have you got some experience and skills that you would like to share with us and new ideas you would like to bring?

If this describes you, you may be the person that Swindon Community CAMHS is looking for!

We have an exciting opportunity for a child psychotherapist to join our Community CAMHS team providing assessments and interventions to children and young people suffering with moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

We are looking for someone who can flexibly apply their skills and experience to the complex challenges facing the children and young people referred to our service.

This role will require creative thinking to care plan and manage risk to support families.

We are an integrated CAMHS team incorporating Outreach, Hospital liaison and learning disability services. We offer a number of specialist clinics including Family Therapy Clinic, Neurodevelopmental Clinic, Eating Disorder Clinic and Consultation Clinic for Looked after Children as well as having strong links with our colleagues in the BaNES and Wiltshire area and the Inpatient unit.

Our Multidisciplinary team includes, Learning disability nurses, RMNs, Social workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Family Therapists and Support workers and we regularly support students and trainees as well as having a dedicated Administration team.

Swindon CAMHS is located in its own building with dedicated clinic rooms and office space. With easy access for both staff and families.

Equipment is provided to allow for dynamic and flexible working.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameRebecca RichensJob titleClinical Team ManagerEmail addressrebecca.richens@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukTelephone number01865 903422Additional contact information

Susannah Marks, Clinical Lead for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy- 01865 903777

Greg Thorne, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist - 01865 903422

  • 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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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