Community Link Worker- Keyworking Programme
  • Employer: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Reference: BNT/23/226000
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 9:54 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £25,147 - £27,597 per annum (incl of HCAS)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Berkshire

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Community Link Worker- Keyworking Programme


The Keyworking Programme is an exciting new initiative that will transform the support mechanisms for children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both. This will eventually include those who face multiple vulnerabilities such as looked after and adopted children, and children and young people in transition between services.

The service works alongside CAMHS and developed as a community multi-disciplinary model which offers easy accessibility for identified families and carers. The service model was developed in close consultation with families, carers and young people and they are at the heart of its implementation and development.

A community link worker will work with children and young people with the most complex needs and their families to make sure they have the support they need at the right time, in a co-ordinated way. The Keyworking Programme should help families experience a reduction in stress and uncertainty and an increase in stability. They will work in the most challenging circumstances with children and young people with very complex needs and where there is the highest level of risk.

The post holder will be a dynamic, innovative professional who will support children and young people and families under acute stress to make positive lifestyle changes.

Interview Date will be 7th February 2023

Further Details:

- Accelerate discharge from a mental health unit/hospital.
- Reduce likelihood of relapse and readmission to a mental health unit/hospital.
- Increase access to community services, employment, education and training opportunities and support the young person to make positive lifestyle changes.
- Ensure introductions to community services are facilitated/supported to increase likelihood of engagement.
- Increase awareness of and strengthen the young person’s personal support networks, reducing reliance on professional support networks.
- Increase the young person’s confidence using strategies to identify and manage mental health and well-being challenges as they arise or be confident to seek support at the earliest opportunity.

Working for our organisation:

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.

The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.

As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you’ll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
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 leave
- Generous NHS pension scheme – 20.68% employer contribution
- Excellent learning and career development opportunities
- Advanced IT enablement
- ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme
- Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
- Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card
- Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality
- Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseries

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

We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call: Emma Mapes on 07815485222, Email: 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.

Berkshire Healthcare helps people manage their health in their local area, through a range of specialist and community services across the county. We promote independence and quality of life through community and mental health services and aim for seamless delivery of the best care in the right place. We get to know communities and the people in them so we can deliver the best services that meet their health needs.

Our team of 4,300 staff provide specialist mental health and community health services to a population of around 900,000 within Berkshire. We provide healthcare to people in their own homes and from different sites across the county.

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.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

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.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Community Link Worker, please apply via the button below.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided

Please ensure your application is submitted with a valid email address for your referees in order to minimise delays in the recruitment process. Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email, therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

Applicants are advised that as a result of the high level of response we receive for some of our vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date.

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