Flexible workers are a very important part of the Oxford Health staffing team: they work in core areas, and flexible working allows workers to gain experience and knowledge in many different services.
This is what some of our workers say about flexible working…
“Being a flexible worker has worked so well for me and my family, because of the flexibility around my childcare and family arrangements. I also very much enjoy the option to be able to choose where I want to work and when.
Flexible working has helped me to stay in work while looking after my children. I have always been treated like regular staff member. Being able to choose weekly or monthly pay has also been beneficial.
Booking myself onto shifts has made it much easier; being able to choose where I work and not having to call the ward first and it’s clear when shifts are still available.”
“I chose to become a flexible worker so that I could continue to work around my studying. With the new system I am able to pick the shifts I would like to work and balance this with my workload which is a real benefit.
I am able to pick when I can work which means that I am not worrying about being committed to a certain amount of hours per month. I can also work on other wards varying my experience and enhancing my CV.
I really like the system of booking shifts online; it’s quick and easy to use. I can book onto the shifts directly, meaning that I know there and then that I have the shift.”
This is a prescribed app. It should only be used alongside a face to face intervention provided by a mental health worker. Check with your local service to see if they subscribe to the app.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.