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.

In 2021/22 Oxfordshire was awarded funding as part of a Shared Outcomes Fund to pilot innovative projects that test new ways of working across the public sector for the most vulnerable homeless people.

The funding provided resources to enable the delivery of additional work that will directly support:

  • Homeless people currently stranded or delayed in acute general settings but especially in acute mental health wards. There is a static population of circa 14 homeless people at any one time on the mental health wards, ready for discharge.
  • People needing continuity of care as they transfer from hospital to stabilise in the community but also the prevention of increasing numbers from readmission and perpetuation of homelessness.
  • Rough sleepers
  • This an exciting opportunity for clinical/counselling psychologist, or another accredited psychological therapist that can demonstrate they meet the person specification to work alongside a multi-disciplinary team including social workers, embedded housing workers and outreach teams. The role will involve direct delivery of care as well as consultation to other professionals. The nature of the service user group means that the post holder will need to work flexibly and creatively in a non-traditional setting whilst adhering to highest standards of evidence-based treatment delivery. The service user group are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in society having often experienced multiple deprivation, trauma and exclusion from services and mainstream society. 

    Outcomes from the 21/22 project indicate that the emerging homelessness MDT is required to continue system transformation, meet actual need, and become a sustainable part of the homelessness system and newly commissioned Homelessness Alliance. Other new roles within the homelessness MDT continue to be trialled. Funding for the emerging MDT has been secured for a further 2 years initially. This role is being recruited to as a permanent post within OHFT with the expectation of funding beyond the next 2 years with the option of deployment into other suitable Senior Clinical Psychologist roles should funding not be sustained.

    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
  • 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.
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