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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Practitioner - Social Worker - Melksham

Job Type



South East



£28,407 - £34,581

Posted Date

2 April 2024


Closing Date

10 April 2024

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.

You can check us out on Youtube: BSW RECRUITMENT (

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.

Working for our organisation

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”.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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.

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