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Mental Health Practitioner - Community MH Team (elderly)

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 Per Annum (Incl. HCAS)
Closing date
16 Jun 2024
Are you a passionate Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker or Newly Qualified eager to immerse yourself in a dynamic and supportive environment at a CQC rated 'Outstanding' Trust? The Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead (WAM) Older Peoples Mental Health Service wants you to be part of our innovative team!

In this role, you'll enjoy the opportunity to broaden your horizons across various teams including CMHT(e), HTT, and Memory Clinic. Take charge of your own caseload while collaborating with a diverse range of professionals from both statutory and voluntary sectors.

Ready to explore your interests? Dive into special areas like supporting carers or working with Younger People with Dementia. As a key player in ensuring clinical governance guidelines are met, you'll also have the chance to contribute to training sessions, educational programs, and engaging in audit and research activities.

Based at Nicholson House in Maidenhead, your days will be spent visiting clients in the local community, making a car essential for your appointments. While most team meetings are currently held virtually, occasional in-person gatherings for meetings, training, or other service-related matters may be required in the future.

Main duties of the job

  • Participating as a member of a multi-disciplinary team managing a caseload of patients
  • Undertake assessments of patients, involving their carers and family members in the patient's care and care plans.
  • To be responsible for the formulation, execution, and evaluation of care plans for a designated number of patients who may present with significant complexity, in consultation with the patient and the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Supervising Support Workers and/or students.
  • Providing advice to other members of the service and agencies on the needs of service users.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a 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

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The must haves for this role:
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse of equivalent
  • Experience of working with Older People with mental health problems
  • Ability to drive and have a car for use at work

  • If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

    Applications for this role will be considered on a first come first serve basis and the vacancy may close early if a suitable applicant is found. Please apply now to ensure your application is considered.

    We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please dont hesitate to call: Gbolahan Lamuye on 01189047300 or email: 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.

    Person Specification



    • Registered Mental Health nurse or equivalent


    • ENB 998 or SLICE training

    Previous Experience


    • Experience of working with older people with mental health problems
    • Experience of working in the community
    • Experience in dealing with challenging behaviour
    • Supporting and empowering carers
    • Multi-agency working
    • Community working experience

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    • Knowledge of mental health legislation
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
    • Ability to manage and prioritise workload
    • Ability to manage stress
    • Ability to work on own initiative and/ or with a team


    • Ability to deal with sensitive issues and manage conflict situations
    • Intervention and outcome monitoring skills
    • Good IT skills

    Personal Qualities


    • Flexible & innovative
    • Proactive and dynamic
    • Well organised & highly motivated
    • Commitment to equal opportunity

    Additional Requirements


    • Ability to drive and have a car for use at work

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


    Nicholsons House

    Nicholsons Walk


    SL6 1LD

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