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.
ABOUT THE OXFORDSHIRE IMPROVING ACCESS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES (IAPT) SERVICE
Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) has contracted with the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a fully integrated IAPT service, with Oxfordshire Mind providing Low Intensity (LI) interventions at Step 2, Oxford Health delivering High Intensity Interventions (HI) at Step 3 and Principal Medical Ltd (PML) providing counselling services. The jointly managed service operates in line with the ‘stepped care’ model and the delivery of NICE approved psychological therapies ensuring smooth transitions between Steps 2, 3 and 4. The Step 2 service is delivered by a team of Mind workers. This service provides an accessible psychological therapy service across the county, delivering safe and evidence based NICE compliant treatments and offering patients improved choice. The service works with all GPs in the County and is open for self-referral.
The service currently operates Monday and Friday – 9am to 5pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am-8pm with the expectation of one late evening per week. Service opening times are currently being reviewed.
Closing date for applications: 21st February 2019
Start date: 15th April 2019
Interview date: 4th March 2019
- Hours: 37 per week
- Salary: £20,751 (SCP 21) per annum
- Holidays: 28 days per annum
- Probationary Period: 6 months
- Pension: Auto-enrollment scheme in place
- Place of work: Localities throughout Oxfordshire
Purpose of the Job
This post holder will:
- Work under supervision in the IAPT service to provide telephone screening assessments and Step 2 courses within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the Oxfordshire Mind and Oxford Health NHS Trust policies and procedures.
- Conduct telephone assessments and determine the best course of treatment for individuals with the support and guidance of experienced supervisors.
- Support the delivery of Step 2 CBT courses for anxiety and depression.
- Contribute to the collation and analysis of course evaluation and feedback. Contribute to the administration of patient involvement records.
- We are looking for people who have energy, enthusiasm and relevant skills and experience in mental health.
- All candidates should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Applicants are required to have at least 6 months (full time equivalent) experience of working with patients with mental health problems in particular anxiety and/or depression.
For more information, please read the job description:Assistant PWP JD Feb19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.