Job Description

£26,405 – £28,976 a year
Job type
Interviews on 4th July 2023

Our service, based in CAMHS Phoenix on the Wokingham Community Hospital site, is a hospital at home service that provides evidence based psychiatric, nursing, & therapeutic interventions for young people under the age of 18 presenting with severe & complex mental health difficulties assessed as requiring Tier 4 level care, including where these disorders are co-morbid with neurodevelopmental diagnoses:

  • Serious risk of harm to self; suicidal thoughts & behaviour
  • Emotional dysregulation & symptoms that would be best described as emerging unstable personality disorder
  • Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa,
  • ARFID & disordered eating in the context of emotional dysregulation, trauma, & other mental disorder.
  • Low mood, depressive disorder
  • Early onset psychosis
  • Severe OCD, complex PTSD
  • Other psychological disturbance that may adversely affect but falls outside typical diagnostic criteria.

All young people who are accepted will follow a structured programme, in line with relevant NICE guidelines (for example anorexia nervosa, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation). Interventions are delivered by a multi-disciplinary clinical team comprising of: Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Dietitian, Family Therapist, Teaching staff, Support staff including Assistant Psychologists, Clinical Support Staff, Activity Co-ordinator, Administrators & Managerial Support.

The post holder will be responsible, under the guidance of a qualified professional, for delivering care to patients within a clinical and or home environment. They will support nursing staff and other members of the MDT in the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of effective, evidenced based care, ensuring the care is holistic and that and standards of care are enhanced. The post holder will also provide quality, care and support which enables patients to be supported with a recovery focus throughout their in-patient care episode, whilst promoting independence and protecting choice, dignity, privacy, and safety.

The 3 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role:
1. Have a passion for working with young people
2. Experience of working within a mental health/multi-disciplinary setting
3. A full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance, and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:

  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.

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. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

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.

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