Mental Health Practitioner - Melksham
Oxford Health NHS Trust
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With a big national focus on improving services for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, there has never been a better time to join Oxford Health CAMHS in Melksham, and make a positive difference to children and young people's life chances.
If you are a Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker, and you are passionate about Child and Adolescent Mental Health, then we would love to hear from you.
In this role, you will work in Melksham CAMHS teams to deliver a high quality, comprehensive mental health service for children, young people and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
We're a welcoming and supportive team, and we offer a number of training and development opportunities. We have two opportunities available - the first on a 9-5 basis, and the second would involve late shifts. Please stipulate in your application which you are applying for.
This is a progression post: Band 5 - band 6.
Main duties of the job
Offering predominantly short term, goal- based interventions for young people who need more support than that available from first line services, such as school nurses or school counsellors.
As a Mental Health Practitioner you will be responsible for initial assessment, delivery and evaluation of care and provide psycho-educational advice and practical support to young people and their families by drawing on evidence- based interventions and using a collaborative, recovery focused approach. Risk assessment and management including the need for positive risk taking is an important part of the role.
You will have the opportunity to make an active and meaningful contribution to our exciting service modernisation and redesign that is based on the i-Thrive model, ensuring children and young people get the right support, at the right time, in the right place, from individuals with the right skills.Liaison, advice and consultation with wider CAMHS, colleagues in Children Services and a range of external agencies such as Children's Social Care, Education, Youth Offending Services and Police is central to the role.
Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people's homes, delivering care as close to home as possible.
Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive:"Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team".
Our values are:"Caring, safe and excellent".
We offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing:
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service
- NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
- Competitive pension scheme
- Lease car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mental Health First Aiders
- Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply)
- Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team
Vacancy foOxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East SomersetOur services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people's homes, delivering care as close to home as poOur vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive:"Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team"
In BSW we have a strong commitment to staff development and progression. Over the last year we have developed a comprehensive CAMHS specific training programme for all staff at all levels. Our training programme includes multiple internal trainings relevant to CAMHS, it also links with external trainings funded through HEE.
Managers work closely with all staff to ensure they have the right training to enable them to confidently and competently deliver high standard interventions to children and young people.
Qualifications - Academic/Skills/Professional
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).