Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,574 to £49,587 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you looking for a role that is rewarding but also coincideswith your home life and pays HCAS? Are you looking to develop your career within a well established, growing team?

We are looking for Mental Health or Paediatric Nurses, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists to join our very well-established Children's Eating Disorders Service .

You will play an important role providing specialist assessments, care planning and a range of evidence-based interventions. You will work one to one with our patients and their families as well as delivering group treatments.

This will be a varied role working as part of a multidisciplinary team and with professionals across agencies.

We are big on the development of our staff and will provide excellent training and support in working with eating disorders as well as additional internal and external training.

The working pattern for this role is Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm and we will consider both full and part time applicants.

You will primarily be based at either Nicholson's House in Maidenhead or in our NHS site at the University of Reading campus. Both sites offer free (or paid but reclaimable) parking to staff. There is also flexibility for some home working based on service need.

Main duties of the job

Some of the duties are:
  • Assessing children and their families referred to Berkshire Eating Disorders Service
  • Creating care plans for patients referred to the service
  • Delivering a range of specialist interventions
  • Undertaking and reviewing risk assessments
  • Providing specialist advice to and liaising with other professionals
  • Maintaining up to date and accurate clinical recor

About us

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.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values 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 solution

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

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
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust site

Job description

Job responsibilities

The 4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Professional qualification at Diploma / Degree level in relevant fields ie Nurse, Social Worker, OT
  • Full UK driving license with access to vehicle as you will need to visit clients in their homes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A desire to make a positive contribution to improving the quality of life for people with eating disorde

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: Emma Regan, Clinical Team Lead on 07876 217264 or email emma.regan@berkshire.nhs.uk wholl be delighted to hear from you.

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.

Person Specification

Education / Qualification


  • Professional qualification at Diploma / Degree level in relevant fields
  • Full UK driving license with access to vehicle
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

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