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Oxfordshire Mental Health Services
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
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Raglan House
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum
28/07/2019 23:59
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Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Band 6

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 practitioner (Nurse/ Social Worker/ Occupational Therapist) with training in mental health?

Do you have an interest in working with young people?

We are delighted at the prospect of recruiting a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join our busy and dynamic Outreach Service for Children and Adolescents (OSCA) in the Oxford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. You would be part of our multi-disciplinary team which offers three approaches to care delivery, namely, Outreach, DBT and Crisis Care. The post holder will be part of the Crisis on call rota for Oxford and Buckinghamshire.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health expertise and experience is desirable, but NOT essential as we recognise that expertise and experience in adult mental health is transferable. In addition we offer opportunities to enhance your existing skills and learn new ones including a foundation course in DBT enabling you to practice as a DBT therapist.  

If you enjoy a challenge are enthusiastic and want to make a real difference we very much look forward to hearing from you.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

 Emma Hill on 07818076849 or email on