Skip to main content

This job has expired

Advanced Mental Health Practitioner

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum (Incl. of HCAS)
Closing date
22 May 2024

View more

Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Interviews will be held on 30 May 2024.

The post is based at our main central hub, Wentworth Avenue in Slough, which is a very accessible part of town, but which gives quick access to the main areas as well the neighbouring localities.

The ideal candidate will be someone who has worked in an acute health care setting at Band 6 and feels ready for a next level challenge. They need to be motivated to work in a high demand and clinically exciting service. The ideal candidate will be someone who truly values the opportunities that the mental health professionals have in assisting people going through difficult times in their lives. They will be passionate about helping people with SMI getting back on their recovery journeys following relapses. We pride ourselves of our accessibility and about our high ranking on consecutive national benchmarking network reports.

Rotas are always completed 2 months in advance to give individuals time to plan their lives.

The team is very supportive with many very experienced practitioners from different clinical backgrounds.

Main duties of the job

  • Taking or discussing referrals to the service.
  • Carrying out reviews for patients referred to the crisis resolution home treatment team.
  • Involved in the delivery of care of the patients taken under the care of CRHTT
  • Attendance to referral meetings
  • Take part in complaints and serious incident investigations
  • Liaising with other parts of the mental health service
  • Assessing and supporting patients both via home visits and phone/video calls
  • Participating in the QMIS process for service improvement
  • Supervising junior staff and student

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 solutions

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 sites

Job description

Job responsibilities

The 3/4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Professional qualification
  • Experience working on a secondary care setting
  • Compassionate and caring
  • Likes working in a team

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If you're someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don't hesitate to call: Jackie Glenister on 07795013928 or email: who'll 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.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse or equivalent professional registration
  • Evidence of relevant post registration training and development
  • Mentor and mentorship training


  • Independent and supplementary Prescriber
  • Recognised training qualification

Continuous Professional Development


  • Extensive post registration experience in working with people with mental health needs.
  • Considerable experience in the assessment and management of clinical risk
  • Experience of effective collaborative working
  • Evidence of Interdisciplinary / multi-agency working experience


  • Clinical audits and research

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working in CRHTT
  • Experience working in an Emergency Department environment
  • We welcome people with lived experience
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of training and practice developments to staff
  • Evidence of experience in service evaluation and improvements



  • Advanced understanding of the mental health needs of adults
  • Specialist knowledge of person centred care and its application
  • Specialist knowledge of psycho-social interventions and their appropriate use
  • Working knowledge of appropriate assessment tools
  • Working knowledge of the policies and guidelines pertinent to the planning and delivery of care to adults with mental health needs
  • Recovery focused practitioner able to apply recovery principles to adults and older people
  • Clear understanding of psychotropic medication and the monitoring of effects and side effects


  • Knowledge of practical application and use psychological therapies
  • Knowledge of service improvement models and its application
  • Awareness of the impact of the health economies on service planning and delivery

Additional Requirements


  • Positive approach to older adults
  • Recognise peoples' right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Ability to represent the team / service / Trust in a professional manner
  • Ability to travel independently


  • Ability to foster good interagency working

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


East Crisis Resolution HTT, Britwell Health Clinic

Wentworth Avenue



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert