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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/08/2022.

Perinatal Practitioner (RMN / OT / Social Worker)

Job Reference: 267-BM4214301-B

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team
The Whiteleaf Centre, Aylesbury
£32,306 - £39,027 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.

Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with a passion for perinatal mental health? Are you looking for a rewarding role, allowing you to utilise your skills to make a real difference to women suffering from mental health issues associated with pregnancy and childbirth in Buckinghamshire? An exciting opportunity has arisen for permanent posts in our team.

Buckinghamshire Perinatal Mental Health Team is a community-based, forward thinking service, committed to the delivery of quality patient service that is dynamic to meet the needs of our service users. Our team works with women pre-conceptually, in pregnancy & post-natally where there are mental health concerns and we are committed to improving the outcomes of mothers, babies and families. We are based at The Whiteleaf Centre in Aylesbury and have another Base at Saffron House in High Wycombe, providing assessments and treatment for the above-mentioned group of patients.

Perinatal mental health is currently high on the national agenda and our service is part of the South East Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Delivery Network, contributing to regional development.

You will need to be able to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, respecting the input of all the professions and professionals within this.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Have a positive attitude and passion for perinatal mental health services.
  • Have an understanding of perinatal mental health and its impact on service users.
  • Be proactive, flexible and adaptable in order to meet the needs of our diverse service and the changing demands associated with community perinatal mental health service.
  • Be committed to delivering high quality care.
  • Be familiar with current legislation, guidelines and processes that may affect the way in which mental health care is delivered.
  • Be prepared and able to travel across the Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern areas of Buckinghamshire.
  • Be able to use professional skills to support and motivate colleagues and service users.

If you are successfully recruited into this post you will have access to regular supervision, internal and external training opportunities.

There will be opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of training to professionals involved in the care of women during the perinatal period whilst being supported in your own development and training.

Excellent communication, organisational and liaison skills are essential to ensure that the links and relationships already developed by the team are maintained to deliver a high quality and responsive perinatal mental health service.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Joseph Madamombe

Job title: Team Manager

Telephone number: 01865901749

  • 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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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