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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health Social Worker (CMHT)

Job Type



South East



£35,392 - £42,618

Posted Date

24 April 2024

Amersham & High Wycombe

Closing Date

7 May 2024

Are you passionate about mental health care and looking for an exciting opportunity to join a supportive community mental health team? Look no further!

We are currently seeking a Social Worker to become part of our dedicated Community Mental Health Team. Based at either Saffron House or Amersham Health Centre, our team is committed to providing exceptional care and treatment to adults with mental health challenges.

This role carries an incentive premium of £3,500 which will be paid in instalments over an 18th month period. Please note that this scheme is not open to existing employees of Oxford Health and is subject to a claw back clause.

As part of the Chiltern CMHT Adult Mental Health Team, you will work alongside a multidisciplinary team that includes medical professionals, psychological therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, RMNs, and support workers. We also collaborate with third-sector workers who specialise in employment, housing, and social needs. To bridge the gap between patients and clinicians, we have also introduced Peer Support Workers who bring the invaluable perspective of lived experience.

Your work will be guided by a skilled leadership team consisting of professionals from various fields. They will provide support and facilitate forums for Social Workers, Nursing and Occupational Therapists, ensuring your development remains at the forefront.

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will be part of a close-knit team working together to deliver exceptional care to our patients.

We are looking for someone who works well in a team, but also has the ability to work independently using their own initiative. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong understanding of mental health and the impact this can have on a person’s wellbeing.

You will need to be organized, flexible and committed to delivering the highest possible care to our client group. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as good lT skills, are essential. Ideally, you will have experience working in adult mental health services and understand the challenges that working with this client group brings. However, if you have transferable skills and are motivated to learn about our client group we would encourage you to apply.

We can offer you regular supervision and Personal Development Reviews and ongoing professional development through training. You will have the opportunity to mentor students. There is excellent team-working, supportive colleagues and a friendly working environment.

We would encourage you to give us a call to discuss the role and we very much welcome visits from interested applicants

Working for our organisation

Oxford 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 Somerset.

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”

At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include:

- 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

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner, including time management and prioritisation of the needs of their caseload. In addition, they will work independently as part of a multidisciplinary team to diagnose, assess, plan and implement client-specific care.

Please see attached JD/PS for full details.

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