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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/10/2021.

Senior Mental Health Practitioner

Job Reference: J11-A-21-34941

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
(Ref 13)
Wokingham Community Hospital
Band 6 equivalent

We currently have some exciting vacancies within the Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust which will allow the successful candidate to gain regular shifts and valuable experience within a unique environment.

The Trust is recruiting for an Early Intervention in Psychosis Practitioner for Children and Young People. The post holder will work closely with the CYP-EIP Clinical Lead and Assessor, and with the rest of the CYP-EIP team to ensure the timely assessment and engagement of patients referred via CAMHS CPE and Specialist CAMHS services. The post holder will ensure the timely development of a written care plan and will ensure reporting data is of a high quality. The post holder will provide care-ordination for a caseload of CYP-EIP outpatients, and deliver age appropriate psychosocial interventions including group work. The post holder will link with T4 CAMHs inpatient and day-patient services at Willow House, Wokingham Community Hospital and nationally to participate in discharge and after-care planning for patients with First Episode psychosis.

Locations covered: Wokingham Community Hospital but you may be required to work at or from any additional location as may be determined by the Trust from time to time.

Length of Placement: Starting ASAP

Band 6 Rate:

Pay Rate £20.96 per hour

Shift pattern

To start off - Monday & Friday 9am to 5pm- 37.5 hours per week

In order to apply for the post you must:

  • Have the relevant professional qualification (RMN)
  • Have experience of working with individuals with complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties, and have awareness of different modes of working with young people
  • Have knowledge of the relevant legislation and processes
  • Possess the skills to adapt interventions to suits client’s needs, depending on the nature and chronicity of their difficulties
  • Be able to evidence continuing professional development and a desire to undertake further training

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Competitive, weekly pay
  • Access to the NHSP Stakeholder Pension
  • Paid annual leave and statutory maternity pay
  • Training and development opportunities

Registration with NHS Professionals is subject to employment history and reference checking and offers of registration are therefore conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references.

As an equal opportunities organisation, NHSP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective bank members and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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