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Health Team Lead (Learning Disability Services)

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum , pro rata ( Incl of HCAS)
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Interview will be held on 2nd July 2024

You will be the Health Team Lead for Reading CTPLD. You will be an enthusiastic and dedicated clinician with excellentexperience working with people with learning disabilities. Primarily you will support the Reading CTPLD team, however there may be occasions when you will be required to provide trust wide cover which may involve the need to travel across Berkshire on occasion.

You will be able to demonstrate a strong track record in ensuring the delivery of high quality, effective and personalised services to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities.

A commitment to supporting effective team working, with an excellent value base will be crucial to your success in this role.

You will understand that service users and their carers are our number one focus and will want to work to provide the best level of care possible.

Main duties of the job

  • The successful candidate will continue to develop and lead Reading CTPLD to ensure the provision of specialist psychological and behavioural assessments of people referred to the Community services. This candidate will also support safe care provision within the other trust wide CTPLDs in line with the cross-cover arrangements.
  • Strong clinical skills will support determining the correct care pathways, whilst contributing to assessment and treatment options with your own discipline related training, to overall care and team risk management, promoting least restrictive options.
  • Excellent communication skills that must be adaptable to support engagement with clients and carers accessing our service, the multi-disciplinary team and representation to external agencies and services.
  • This role requires continued personal development and training, empowering the team to continue with their learning, development, and supervision.
  • A good working knowledge of legislation, organisational policies and trust expectations is required. Competency in auditing and service development, working closely with the service manager for assurance in service efficiency and general day-to-day management of team sickness, annual leave and ensuring team well being and stability will be pivotal to this role.

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 including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The must haves for this role:

You should be self-motivated with excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritize your workload.

A key strength will be your ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form with the people we support and their families/carers, our staff teams, the multi-disciplinary team, and other wider stakeholders.

A driving license and access to a car are essential to this post.

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 youre 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 dont hesitate to call: Lisa Hollis, Service Manager, 07929185186, 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 Nurse - Learning Disabilities/AHP or Clinical Psychologist
  • Educated to degree level
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Specialist Practitioner (previously ENB 806) or equivalent

Continuous Professional Development


  • Teaching qualification e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Community Practice Teacher or equivalent

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working with adults with a learning disability and families
  • Working as a senior practitioner
  • Providing supervision, leadership and management of others

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


CTPLD Reading, University of Reading



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