Senior Mental Health Practitioner

4 days left

NHS Professionals - Fl
Wokingham Community Hospital
Competitive salary
19 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
The Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is urgently recruiting for a Band 7 Mental Health Practitioner to support the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service based at the Common Point of Entry Hub at The Old Forge.

Locations covered: The Old Forge, Wokingham

Length of placement: 3 - 6 months, subject to review

Band 7 Rate:
  • Day Rate - £23.90 per hour
  • Night/Sat Rate - £30.73 per hour
  • Sun/Bank Holiday Rate - £37.55 per hour

The responsibilities of the post-holder are:
  • To work effectively individually and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • To develop and maintain specialist knowledge of child protection issues and the Mental Health Act, as they would relate to young people referred to this service
  • To have knowledge of the capacity act and Gillick Competency principles in relation to consent
  • To be responsible for the care of assigned patients and to manage, direct and evaluate their care in an effective manner
  • To be able to communicate effectively with other professionals about issues relating to patients' care.
  • To communicate complex information to young people and families
  • To escalate as required, reporting any incidents/accidents and ensuring they are recorded using the appropriate method

In order to apply for a post you must:
  • Be registered with a recognised approved body
  • Have a Masters level qualification or equivalent experience and training, ie Registered Mental Health Nurse (NMC); Occupational Therapy degree level qualification and registered with HPCP; qualified Psychotherapist registered with professional body i.e. ACP approved Child Psychotherapist; Clinical Psychology (or equivalent for those who trained before 1996) as accredited by the BPS; relevant post graduate qualification
  • Additional post-qualification training equivalent to a minimum of 50 hours supervision within a specific modality directly related to clinical practice including case presentations, group supervision, attendance of teaching programmes, courses etc
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team and in a high-pressure environment
  • Possess the ability and skills to act as an advocate for a service, to engage and foster good professional relationships with all health professionals in promoting the good integration of this service with the wider health care system
  • 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.

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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.

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