Interview date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019
About Oxfordshire Mind
We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support; in total over 20,000 people in Oxfordshire access our services each year. With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem at some point in their lives, people need Mind more than ever. Our work includes:
- The Transitional Supported Housing Recovery Service (part of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership).
- The TalkingSpace Plus psychological therapy service in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
- The Oxfordshire Mind Wellbeing Service, which is part of both the TalkingSpace Plus and Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnerships and includes:
- Five Wellbeing Centres throughout the county
- Public Wellbeing & Information Services
- Physical Activity and Wellbeing
- Benefits for Better Mental Health, a welfare benefits advice service
- Volunteering and Peer Support Opportunities
- Raising awareness and campaigning activity.
We employ over 100 staff and operate in 28 locations around the county.
Closing date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
- Hours: 37 hours per week
- Salary: £24,799 - £26,999 per annum, pro rata (19-23 NJC Salary Scale)
- Holidays: 28 days plus bank holidays (pro rata)
- Probationary Period: 6 months
- Pension: Auto-enrollment scheme in place
- Place of work: 2 Kings Meadow, Osney Mead, Oxford
Purpose of the Job
This post holder will:
- The AMHT Wellbeing Project Co-ordinator will work to establish a new project, utilising the principles of social prescribing to enable service users of Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Teams (AMHT) to find solutions to maintain and improve their own wellbeing.
- The post-holder will coordinate the delivery of an effective social prescribing service for people referred by staff in the AMHT across Oxfordshire. These may be people who are: • Likely to be discharged following an initial assessment with the AMHT or after a brief period of treatment. • Unlikely to meet the threshold for an initial assessment with the AMHT • Currently receiving treatment from AMHT but due to be discharged
- The project will support individuals to build resilience and utilise resources in their community to maintain or improve levels of wellbeing and mental health without ongoing support from the AMHT.
- The project will aim to contribute to a reduction in demand on AMHT frontline practitioners and reduce re-referrals to AMHT by enabling service users to access appropriate support and avoid reaching a point of mental health crisis.
- The project staff will act as a point of contact for AMHT staff and will share knowledge and expertise in relation to community-based support providers and resources.
For more information on the job role, please see the job description: OXM AMHT Co-ordinator Job Description V2
How to Apply
VERY IMPORTANT: Applicants should structure their ‘General Information’ by responding to each of the points listed in the Person Specification / Selection Criteria. The shortlisting panel make their decisions based on this information and no assumptions about your skills or experience will be made. CVs will not be accepted.
Email applications to email@example.com or send them to Oxfordshire Mind, 2 Kings Meadow, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0DP.
Where possible we will confirm whether your application has been successful via email. If you do not have an email address, kindly forward a stamped addressed envelope for your reply.