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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2021.

Community Support Worker

Job Reference: 267-OM3651494

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health - Adult Community Eating Disorder Serivce
Warneford Hospital, Oxford
£22,548 - £24,881 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.

Community Support Worker, Adult Community Eating Disorder Team, Oxford - Band 4

We are looking for an enthusiastic Community Support Worker to join the Community Adult Community Eating Disorder (ACED) team in Oxford. This is an exciting time for our team due to the planned development of a new service model for community, day-patient and inpatient services across Oxfordshire. We are also involved in the development of New Care Models/Provider Collaboratives which will transform the way inpatient services are delivered across the country.

The post is based at the Warneford Hospital site, Oxford. Our service provides a stepped-care model tailored to the needs of adults with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder as well as those with co-morbid mental health problems and their carers. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders and deliver these within the community.

The community multi-disciplinary team is comprised of Clinical Psychologists, Consultant Psychiatrist, Nursing Staff, Social Worker, Assistant Psychologists, Community Support Workers and Team Administrators. We are moving towards the development of a life span service and have good links with colleagues in the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Services and also the Adult Community Eating Disorders service in Buckinghamshire.

The service offers excellent opportunities for supervision, service development and service evaluation. We have good supervision and operational structures. The service is committed to evidence-based and evidence generating practice and you will have the opportunity to be part of service evaluation.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to the treatment of patients recovering from eating disorders at key stages of their recovery. The overall role is to provide advice and support to patients and their carers; to offer specialist Carers’ Assessments, focusing on positive outcomes. The role also involves liaison with the community mental health teams, inpatient wards and other agencies.

For a full description please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification. Specific support and supervision will be provided by a Senior Clinician, as well as from a range of family therapy, nursing and social work colleagues.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills which will enable them to thrive within a multi-disciplinary team context and in working with this complex patient group and their families.

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


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Sarah RobertsJob titleClinical Team Manager

Email address:

Telephone number: 01865 902315

Additional contact information

Dawn Bagwell-Cox (Joint Clinical Manager)

Julie Cottrell (Specialist Practitioner)


  • 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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