Oxfordshire Mind
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£21,748 - £24,981 per annum (NJC Salary Scale 11-18)
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Job Title: Mental Health Worker – Family Solution Plus
37 hours per week
Vacancies: 1 X Oxford City and 1 X Witney
Salary: £21,748 - £24,981 (NJC salary points 11-18) per annum
Contract: Fixed-term until March 2022
Holidays: 28 days plus bank holidays (pro rata)
Pension: Auto enrolment in place
Probationary Period: 6 months
Base: Embedded alongside Oxfordshire County Council FSP colleagues, in allocated/chosen FSP buildings within Oxfordshire.

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.

We employ over 180 staff and operate in 28 locations around the county.

Purpose of the Family Solution Plus model

Oxfordshire County Council is making changes to the way we support children and families. As part of these changes, we will be providing new services to help and support parents. The services will be for:

  • Parents with Mental Health needs
  • Parents with Substance/Alcohol Misuse needs
  • Parents involved in domestic abuse

Oxfordshire Mind, Elmore Community Services, Connection Support and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust are delivering the service for parents with mental health needs in partnership. The mental health team Manager will be employed by Oxfordshire Mind.

Purpose of the role

Delivery of the mental health component within the Oxfordshire Family Solution Plus approach.

Workers will engage with parent/carers requiring time-limited support with their mental health, as part of the multi-disciplinary Family Solution Plus team, to promote early engagement and aiming to de-escalate families in terms of social care intervention.

Workers will take a holistic and person-centred approach to supporting adults to identify their strengths, set goals and support motivation to improve their mental health and wellbeing through a variety of interventions. Working alongside social care, substance misuse and domestic abuse colleagues the mental health workers will also be available for consultation and the mutual sharing of good practice between professionals.

About you

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience of working within mental health, children and family and/or other similar services
  • Experience of delivering skill-based and time-limited interventions both within a one-to-one and group setting
  • Experience of working with parents/carers of vulnerable children, children that are the subject of children in need or child protection plans and those children who first come into care
  • Experience of partnership working in service delivery
  • Experience of working with individuals, enabling them to identify their own goals to support personal wellbeing and recovery, and the ability to support them in pursuing these
  • Experience of working in an often-demanding environment and supporting people with complex needs and able to translate these skills when working alongside parents and carers (families)
  • Experience of data collection and reporting to measure outcomes and service impact
  • Excellent knowledge of mental health issues, mental health services and the needs of people living with mental health problems
  • Knowledge of good practice in safeguarding children and adults and ability to utilise this
  • Knowledge of the importance of providing performance reports to funders
  • Current valid Driving Licence and use of car for work purposes

Closing date: Sunday 18th April 2021 (midnight)
Interview date: Week beginning 26th April, date TBC

To apply:

Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our website where you can find further information about the role and apply online.
Please note, you are not applying at this stage.

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: 29 March 2021
Closed date: 18 April 2021
Job ref: 157423_MD
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development