Berkshire NHS FT- Senior Psychological Therapist/Clinical Supervisor
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Senior Psychological Therapist/Clinical Supervisor

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust

Hours: Full time

Salary: £45,753 to £52,067 a year Per annum (Incl of HCAS)

Closing date: 22nd October 2023

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Full-time Band 7 practitioner (qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Supervision) to join the CAMHS Mental Health Support Team, based in Slough.

The Slough Mental Health Support Team (MHST) provide assessments & short-term, evidence-based therapeutic interventions to young people in Slough with mild to moderate mental health needs. Clinicians working for the Mental Health Support Team service will promote the emotional wellbeing & mental health of young people in educational settings in Schools. They will offer advice, information & support to young people and families, & consultation & training to professionals, as appropriate. You may provide outreach support to promote engagement, where needed. You will lead the Slough Mental Health Support Team & work closely with your Slough Getting Help Team (GHT) colleagues & the Slough MHST/Getting Help Team Lead to provide mental health consultations and advice to partner agencies, including the Slough Early Help team, Youth Offending Teams & CAMHS pathways.

This is an important post at the interface with education settings, partner agencies & specialist CAMHS. The Mental Health Support Team sits alongside the Getting Help Team in Slough. Operational management & clinical supervision will be provided within Berkshire Healthcare CAMHS.

Main duties of the job

  • Clinical assessments for young people up to the age of 18 years, presenting with mild to moderate mental health problems
  • Short-term, evidence-based therapeutic interventions (individual, group, family, as appropriate)
  • To offer training, consultation and supervision to external agencies with regards to the mental health presentation of children and young people who are accessing the MHST.
  • Ensuring liaison and joint working between the Getting Help / MHST and the locality Early Help Hub and specialist CAMHS services.
  • Use of routine outcome measures to promote active participation from young people and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions.
  • Training to professionals
  • Supervision, as appropriate to role - see detailed job description in separate attachment.

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 4 must haves for this role:

  • Appropriate qualification as detailed in the JD and experience of working with young people with mental health difficulties
  • Passion for providing collaborative and evidence-based mental health care
  • Enthusiasm for multi-professional and multi-agency working
  • Ability to travel between multiple sites

If you’re someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to email: Jade Hens on jade.hens@berkshire.nhs.uk 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.

Interviews will be held on 31st Oct 2023


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