These are the values that we live by 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.
Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.
What’s special about this opportunity?
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be entrusted to support children, young people and families with complex and varied mental health conditions. Our service, based at the Old Forge in Wokingham, adopts a personalised approach to patient care that maximises choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.
We value our employees and put people first. We will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised with a ‘Good’ rating overall, and as an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.’
Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth with opportunities to help you to build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, including the potential to be part of the University of Reading’s research trials and contribute to multi-agency meetings, enabling you extend your skills and ensure that you excel.
We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.
We are looking to appointment a Band 7 Mental Health Practitioner who can work within the youth offending context whilst also maintaining a CAMHS perspective and play a key link role between these two services. The full time post will be split across the three Youth Offending Teams in the East of Berkshire (Slough 0.6 wte, Windsor and Maidenhead 0.2 wte, and Bracknell 0.2 wte). You would join the Berkshire CAMHS Health and Justice team which is a multidisciplinary team that supports the mental health, physical health, and speech and language needs of the young people who are working on a statutory or voluntary basis within the Berkshire Youth Offending Teams. The CAMHS Health and Justice team aims to provide an accessible, flexible and responsive local service for vulnerable and risky young people, their families and the professionals who work with them. Our work is informed by a number of therapeutic interventions including: trauma informed behavioural, cognitive, systemic and neurobiological approaches. The CAMHS Health and Justice team is closely linked to the wider Berkshire CAMHS service as well as to Thames Valley Forensic CAMHS, Liaison and Diversion services, Children’s Social Care and the voluntary sector. For the right candidate there will be numerous training opportunities in a variety of areas.
We are looking for an energetic, flexible, and highly motivated worker with previous experience of working with young people, families and other agencies. You will take a lead role in assessing young people with mental health problems and offering direct or indirect interventions. You will need to work across agencies and have an ability to adapt your communication style for different audiences. If you want to join this supportive and innovative team and are looking for a challenging career development then we look forward to hearing from you.
If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.
We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please don’t hesitate to Cathy Burges on 07825 165528 or email Cathy.Burges@berkshire.nhs.uk who’ll be delighted to help.
In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to our salary car scheme, support with childcare and as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.
We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.
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.
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The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.
Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.
The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.
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Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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