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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/10/2020.

Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: J11-NHS-AHP-35506

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
£20.35 per hour excluding holiday pay

Job Title and Grade:Band 6 Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Location/Trust:Wokingham Hospital, Barkham Road, Wokingham, RG41 2RE

Department Covered: Child and Adolescent Mental Health CAMHS

Pay Rates:£20.35

Placement Ref/ID: 35506


The Role:

A passion for putting patients first…… join the bank for flexibility in how you work.

Would you like to be part of a Trust that provides you with a dynamic, passionate, people-centred environment where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above, we’d love to hear from you!

We have long term placement opportunities available for Mental Health Practioners available at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, specifically providing the following:

  • To communicate complex and sensitive information and advice to child or young person and their families, carers and professionals, including information about diagnosis and prognosis, to find ways of enabling the information to be understood, providing empathy and reassurance.
  • To maintain and develop relationships with professionals external to the area of service, children, young people and their families (where appropriate) within area of service/specialism.
  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating of specialist care, including evaluating the work of junior staff and to be responsible for developing care packages and programs of care, including the involvement of multi-agency input around the child or young person and their family’s needs.


Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has an enviable reputation, and As a Global Digital Exemplar, will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having an “Outstanding” rating overall, being an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation, and having an ‘Outstanding’ Older Adults Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.’



To apply for this post, you will be:

  • Registered professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing, Social Work, or other equivalent qualification relevant to CAMHS.
  • Experience of working within Child & Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS). (Desirable)
  • Experience of undertaking comprehensive assessments of mental health needs and agreeing care plans based on psychological formulation of presenting difficulties.
  • Effective and competent interpersonal, influencing, communication, observation and reporting skills


In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates- work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days –Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme


Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over£70 millioneach year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Phil Chafer, Recruitment & Placement Consultant on 01442915242

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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