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Bank Clinical Support Worker (CAMHS)

Job Reference: J11-A-21-35913

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
T4 Hospital at Home Service (CAMHS)
Wokingham Community Hospital
Band 4

Bank Clinical Support Worker (CAMHS)

Employer: NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers

Location: Wokingham Community Hospital

Job Title and Grade:CAMHS Clinical Support Worker (Band 4)

Salary: Weekdays: £13.36 ph, Saturday: £17.18 ph, Sunday and Bank Holiday £21.00 ph

Trust / Location: Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Covering: CAMHS Willow House (Hospital at Home Service)

What is special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare’s vision is to provide the best care in the right place developing and delivering excellent services in local communities with people and their families to improve their health, well-being, and independence. We pride ourselves in recruiting staff who display our values and the right behaviours and work hard to create a culture which respects all our staff for the unique contribution they make to ensuring high quality care is delivered.

We are looking to recruit a clinical support worker with experience of working within a mental health/multi-disciplinary setting.

About the Job

The post holder will be responsible, under the guidance of a qualified professional, for delivering care to patients within a clinical and or home environment. They will support nursing staff and other members of the MDT in the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of effective, evidenced based care, ensuring the care is holistic and that and standards of care are enhanced. The post holder will also provide quality, care and support which enables patients to be supported with a recovery focus throughout their in-patient care episode, whilst promoting independence and protecting choice, dignity, privacy, and safety.

About the service

Our service, based in Willow House on the Wokingham Community Hospital site, is a hospital at home service that provides evidence based psychiatric, nursing, and therapeutic interventions for young people under the age of 18 presenting with severe and complex mental health difficulties assessed as requiring Tier 4 level care,including where these disorders are co-morbid with neurodevelopmental diagnoses:  

  • Serious risk of harm to self; suicidal thoughts and behaviour.  
  • Emotional dysregulation and symptoms that would be best described as emerging unstable personality disorder.  
  • Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa.  
  • ARFID and disordered eating in the context of emotional dysregulation, trauma, and other mental disorder.  
  • Low mood, depressive disorder. 
  • Early onset psychosis.  
  • Severe OCD, complex PTSD.
  • Other psychological disturbance that may adversely affect functioning but falls outside typical diagnostic criteria.   

All young people who are accepted to the service will follow a structured programme, in line with relevant NICE guidelines (for example anorexia nervosa, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation).Interventions are delivered by a multi-disciplinary clinical team comprising of: Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Dietitian, Family Therapist, Teaching staff, Support staff including Assistant Psychologists, Clinical Support Staff, Activity Co-ordinator, Administrators and Managerial Support.

The 3 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:

  • Have a passion for working with young people
  • Experience of working within a mental health/multi-disciplinary setting
  • A full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes

Service operating hours

Our service operates from 8am-8pm Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat, Sun & Bank holiday’s (365 days per year). You will be required to work shifts across these hours.

Are you familiar with Wokingham?

If you are not familiar with the market town of Wokingham, it lies approx 4 miles west of Bracknell and 7 miles from Reading. Transport links are excellent. Wokingham is extremely well-placed, being served by the A329 London to Reading road and by the M4, which links it to Heathrow airport, the West of England and South Wales.

Should you match up to the 3 points listed above, then we would recommend you make your application for this role today! We interview candidates for this role in the order applications are received.

For further details about this role or questions in general about working for Berkshire Healthcare please contact NHS Professionals.

Please note:

From 1 April 2022 it will become a legal requirement for health and social care staff who have direct, face-to-face contact with patients/service users to provide evidence of a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine unless they are exempt.

This requirement also extends to non-clinical staff not directly involved in patient/service user care, but who may have direct, face-to-face contact with patients/service users in the course of their work.

Applicants who fall within the scope of the legal requirements will be asked to evidence their vaccination status, or valid exemption, as part of the recruitment process.


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 do not 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 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.


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.

UK Registration

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

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