An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic mental health practitioner with relevant experience to join the Berkshire CAMHS Anxiety & Depression Team.
The CAMHS Anxiety & Depression (A & D) Pathway provides specialist CBT for young people suffering with anxiety and depressive disorders, OCD and PTSD across Berkshire. CAMHS A & D team members are passionate about using formulation-led CBT in a creative and innovative way to help children, young people and families. We are a multidisciplinary team with a compassionate charter which permeates across all our team activities and working life.
Berkshire Healthcare places great value in its relationship with Reading University. The Anxiety and Depression Team benefit in particular from strong working relationships with the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences which has an international reputation for research into child development and psychopathology. We also have close links with the Oxford Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course, from where we take core and specialist Trainee Clinical Psychologists.
Main duties of the job
- Manage incoming referrals and liaise with partner agencies
- Provide comprehensive assessments and collaboratively derive care plans
- Participate in service improvement projects
- Be able to use supervision effectively
- Work effectively in a Multi-disciplinary Team
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust isa 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.
The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.
As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you’ll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.
These are the values that we live by 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.
03 February 2023
Agenda for change
£43,574 to £49,587 a year per annum (incl of HCAS)
CAMHS A&D Pathway
University of Reading, Earley Gate
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 leave
- Generous NHS pension scheme 20.68% employer contribution
- Excellent learning and career development opportunities
- Advanced IT enablement
- Cycle to Work and car leasing scheme
- Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
- Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card
- Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality
- Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseries
The 3 must haves for this role:
- Be a qualified mental health professional e.g. clinical psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, mental health nurse, CBT Therapist
- Experience of working in mental health setting
- Experience of providing comprehensive mental health assessments
If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.
We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call : Liudmila Knowles on 07929767611 or email: Liudmila.email@example.com wholl 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.
- Masters level qualification or recognised equivalent qualification, e.g: Registered Mental Health Nurse (NMC), or Occupational Therapy degree level qualification and registered with HCPC, or Registered Social Worker with relevant social work qualification, or Other Health professional with relevant post graduate qualification.
- Experience of working in mental health setting
- A supervisory qualification in the relevant professional discipline or substantial supervision experience.
- Completed the relevant training and be registered as an NMP (Non-Medical Prescriber).
Continuous Professional Development
- Evidence of continuous professional development in areas related to mental health.
- Experience of working effectively in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-agency environment
- Experience of managing complex caseloads and applying a range of interventions
- Experience in managing clinical risk and understanding of child safeguarding procedures.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- High level of enthusiasm and motivation.
- Ability to work within a team and foster good working relationships across teams and agencies.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure.
- Demonstrates a knowledge of the issues surrounding child development and the impact it can have on meeting the five Every Child Matters Outcomes The Children Act 1989 and 2004 and The Mental Health Act 1983
- Competent IT skills, keyboard skills and the ability to navigate around various systems and software packages (such as outlook, databases e.g. RiO, MS office and the internet).
- Ability to travel to multiple sites
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).