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Health and Skills Facilitator

Job Reference: 267-SS1776881

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Specialised Services
Manzil Way Resource Centre, Cowley Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 1XE, Oxford
£18,813 to £20,795 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to take an important role within Oxford Health’s new Intensive Integrated Risk Management Service (IIRMS). IIRMS sits within the national Offender Personality Disorder Pathway and will deliver psychological and occupational therapy interventions to individuals presenting with high levels of need and risk, transitioning between custody and the community. IIRMS will be delivered alongside the already established Pathway and Pathfinder teams across the whole of the Thames Valley.

As a Health and Skills Facilitator in a new service, you will be involved with the initial set up and ongoing development of the service. You will have the opportunity to deliver individual and group based interventions to IIRMS service users under supervision from the IIRMS Occupational Therapist and Clinical Psychologist, and work closely with a multi disciplinary team to ensure effective service provision across the Thames Valley.

The role also requires close working with our colleagues within the National Probation Service and voluntary sector providers to deliver an integrated service and to develop appropriate pathways for people with a history of high-risk offending. The IIRMS team base will be in central Oxford but the service will be delivered in Probation, Health and voluntary sector sites in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire so the postholder will be expected to travel across the Thames Valley.

We believe in looking after the people we recruit and take their needs seriously. The post holder will work closely with the wider forensic psychological and occupational therapies teams at the Oxford Clinic and our other sites and will have additional opportunities to develop skills and experience. The post holder will have access to monthly OT peer supervision.

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Clare Churchman, Clinical Lead for IIRMS on 01865 902272 or

  • 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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