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Senior Mental Health Practitioner | Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 07 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £37,162 - £44,629 per annum (Incl. of HCAS)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 07 July 2024
Location: Wokingham, RG41 2RE
Company: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6377892/371-MHS401-A


Interviews will be held on 25 June 2024.

The Wokingham Community Older Adults Mental Health Teamis looking for TWO enthusiastic, caring and highly motivatedSenior Mental Health Practitioners(Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse or Occupational Therapist)to join our friendly and innovativeHome Treatment Team (HTT).

Your base would be Wokingham Community Hospital where we have access tofree parkingfacilities,staff room and a friendly and welcoming team. There is also the opportunity to work remotely, and a balance of office and home would be encouraged.

The normal rota hours are either 9-5pm or 11-7pm, including weekend shifts which are 9-3pm usually once a month (Appropriate supervision will be provided for weekend cover).We would also welcome candidates who may wish to work long days / and or work their shifts flexibly across the week. There will be the opportunity for NHSP overtime to cover sickness and leave.

The successful candidate must display a passion and understanding for working with Older People, but appropriate training and support will be provided as needed.

You must be enthusiastic, caring and highly motivated to contribute towards maintaining standards of high-quality care to our patients. In our latest CQC inspection we achieved ‘Outstanding’ and therefore the successful candidate would be expected to work towards helping the service maintain these accolades of high standards.

The post holder will be well supported and guided by our Clinical Lead and HTT Lead as necessary and have day to day responsibility for their own allocated caseload and HTT caseload. They will act as a keyworker assessing the patient’s needs and providing high quality mental health interventions appropriate to the individual, including care management.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you’ll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
• Caring for and about you is our top priority
• Committed to providing good quality, safe services
• Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
• Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
• 27 days’ annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
• Generous NHS pension scheme
• Excellent learning and career development opportunities
• ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme
• Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
• Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
• Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
• Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
• Free parking across Trust sites

The “must haves” for you to be considered for this role: 

1. Have the relevant professional qualification (Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist) and clinical mental health experience
2. A passion and understanding for working with Older People
3. Good understanding of the relevant legislation surrounding the Mental Capacity Act / Mental Health Act
4. The ability to assess risk in both routine and urgent situations
5. Be a car driver with the ability and readiness to travel

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification.We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips – see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If you’re someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call:Clare Leask (Service Manager) on0118 904 7200or email:clare.leask@berkshire.nhs.ukwho’ll be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

This advert closes on Monday 17 Jun 2024

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