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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/01/2020.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: 267-BM2076877-A

Employer:
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Children and Young People's Services
Location:
Aylesbury or High Wycombe, Aylesbury and High Wycombe
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 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.


Buckinghamshire Child and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are offering you an excellent opportunity to join our ‘Getting More Help’ pathway as a Senior Mental Health Practitioner, based in either our High Wycombe or Aylesbury offices. The service is based on the ‘Thrive model’, and we have partnered with the charity Barnardo’s to ensure a value based collaborative approach to service delivery.

You will be working in a community based team delivering a service to children, young people and their families in a supportive and lively multidisciplinary team, where differences in training are respected and valued. You will have the opportunity to play a significant role in the delivery of a modernised and comprehensive service.

As a team we routinely have trainees and students, and our clinicians value their role in supporting the development of others and working alongside colleagues from different professions.

The post requires an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who is willing to make a real change. Do you have a ‘can do’ attitude and are quality focused? Are you enthusiastic, motivated and ready for a challenge, possess excellent communication and organisational skills? Then you are the person we are looking for!

Whilst we are advertising full time posts, if you are interested in part time hours please do ring to discuss this with us.

Successful candidates will be asked at interview which base would be more convenient.

For further details / informal visits contact:Dr Eleanor Rowsell, Clinical Lead for Getting More Help. Tel: 01865 901325




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



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