Wantage, Oxfordshire
Thame, Oxfordshire
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX10, Wallingford
£21,166 - £24,313 (SCP 11-18) per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

AMHT Wellbeing Service Worker
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £21,166 - £24,313 (SCP 11-18) per annum
Pension: Auto-enrolment scheme in place
Contract: Fixed term contract until October 2020
Probationary Period: 6 Months
Accountable to: AMHT Wellbeing Project Co-ordinator
Place of Work: South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse

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:
    • Four 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 AMHT Wellbeing Project 
Oxfordshire Mind launched the AMHT Wellbeing Project in October 2019. The project aims to forge strong links between staff in community mental health teams in Oxfordshire, and Oxfordshire Mind staff to produce better outcomes for patients.

Each of the three AMHT Wellbeing Workers cover one geographical area (Oxford City, North and West Oxfordshire, South Oxfordshire) and are based within Adult Mental Health Teams (AMHT) that provide secondary care to people experiencing severe or enduring mental health issues.

Wellbeing Workers will seek to offer a holistic, non-clinical approach which will complement work completed with the AMHT to enable people to have a smoother transition back into primary care and to develop tools, techniques and a support network that can help them manage their mental health and wellbeing in the future. Service users are encouraged to utilise support in their community and workers take an active role in supporting visits and interaction with services and other community resources.

Workers utilise person centred tools, goal setting and work with service users on a 1:1 basis for up to 6 sessions and receive line management supervision from the AMHT Wellbeing project co-ordinator.

The key responsibilities of the AMHT Wellbeing Service Worker are to:

  • Ensure that people referred by AMHT staff receive an excellent person-centred service via an initial assessment and follow-up sessions as required.
  • Support individuals to identify their own hopes and goals and develop a personal action plan to increase resilience and maintain wellbeing.
  • Signpost and refer service users to appropriate services and community resources.
  • Carry out follow up contact with individuals to evaluate outcomes using designated measures such as the Short Warwickshire-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS) and patient satisfaction measures.
  • Data collection and entry based on the work carried out with service users.
  • Provide advice and guidance to AMHT staff about community and voluntary sector resources.
  • Work flexibly as part of the wider Wellbeing Service including attending team meetings and attending services to increase knowledge.
  • Build relationships with AMHT staff, so that they are familiar with the concept of social prescribing and the positive impact it can have on service users.
  • Work alongside and liaise with other Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership (OMHP) embedded staff within AMHT to deliver excellent service provision within the OMHP.
  • Promote excellent partnership working within the AMHT, including liaison with staff teams, attendance at meetings and engagement with a joint approach to supporting service users where relevant.
  • Liaise with AMHT staff to ensure the service remains accessible to all individuals and groups e.g. black and minority ethnic communities, veterans and groups who may have difficulty in accessing services.

Closing Date: 27th January 2020
Interview Date: 7th February 2020


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website. There you can complete your application for this position.

Oxfordshire Mind is fully committed to the principles and practices of equal opportunity and diversity.

We are a Mindful Employer.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 08 January 2020
Closed date: 28 January 2020
Job ref: 155169_MD
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development