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Adults Mental Health
Band 6
37.5 hours per week (Full time / part time / flexibility considered.)
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Wantage Community Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum/pro rata
Salary period
16/10/2022 23:59

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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust logo

South AMHT Care Co-Ordinator- Assessment Function - CPN/OT (Wantage)

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.


Job overview

Are you a qualified psychiatric nurse or OT passionate about mental health and supporting people with serious mental illness towards their recovery in their community? 

Are you excited by the idea of the chance to be a part of building a new team? 

If so, then why not consider applying to become part of the newly created Wantage and Faringdon Team that is part of our broader South Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Team (AMHT)!

Alongside seeking experienced staff to join our new  team, we will welcome applications from newly qualified nurses or OTs seeking a developmental opportunity at Band 5 with support to progress to Band 6 in the future.  

You will be based in a newly refurbished office within Wantage Community Hospital, which is within short walking distance of the town centre. 

Main duties of the job

This vacancy is for our Assessment Team, which means you will predominantly be completing assessments of mental health for people referred by their GP, IAPT or by other routes, and then making a plan with them about their future care and treatment.

In some cases you will then offer targeted follow-up appointments with that person in order to continue your assessment and aid their recovery.

We see the assessments themselves as valuable interventions in helping someone to better understand why they might be struggling with their mental health, and thinking with them about how that can change.  

You will build a strong understanding of the wider resources available to people in the community to support their recovery, so that when appropriate you can guide them around accessing those resources. 

You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and so will benefit from have access to the skills and knowledge of colleagues, but will also use your own knowledge to be able to work autonomously and to contribute to the MDT.

You will also be able to critically assess and manage risk, including the use of Safeguarding processes.



Working for our organisation

You will be supported by an experienced leadership team from across the professions who facilitate forums for Nursing and Occupational Therapists and hold your development as central.  We offer regular supervision and you will be encouraged and supported to undertake any training relevant to your professional development. 

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In terms of hours we would prefer 30 to 37.5 hours per week with some weekend working- we welcome flexible working so please call us to discuss how we may be able to accommodate other working patterns. You will not be required to work night shifts. 

Please note: 

  • 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 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.

Person specification

Education and Training

Essential criteria
  • Professional Qualification (Degree or equivalent)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio
  • Professional Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Post graduate education specifically relating to client group (Post basic qualification in community care/ research awareness/ management)

Occupational Experience

Essential criteria
  • To have experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • To have highly extensive experience which should include community and working with mental health
  • To have a good knowledge and interest in community care and have specific clinical expertise in mental health

Skills required - IT / Admin

Essential criteria
  • To be IT literate
  • To have excellent English written communication skills

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Chris Buckland
Job title
Team Manager
Email address
Telephone number
0777 614 7886
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