Location
HMP IOW
Specialism
Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Health
Advertising Salary
Up to £37,500 - Dependent on Experience
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

Looking for a new challenge!

Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment?
Then look no further…

We are seeking a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to join our expanding team HMP Isle of Wight; a Category B Men's training Prison and holds up to approximately 1100 prisoners across two sites with a central administration team.
 
As a registered health care professional (Mental Health Nurse / Occupational Therapist / Social Worker) you will work in a dual role with nursing colleagues and maintain your own professional identity.
The post holder will provide strong clinical leadership, ensuring evidence-based practice is delivered to shape and improve the quality of services. The post holder will be responsible for establishing operational and clinical service mechanisms that support safe high-quality care throughout the service care delivery.
 
As a member of the Integrated Mental Health Team (IMHT), you will provide flexible, responsive, proactive assessment, care, and management to individuals experiencing early signs of relapse, new acute phase mental illness, distress, or posing a risk in terms of self-harm. All interventions will be short-term; solution-focused and will build on maintaining the safety, wellbeing, and empowerment of the service user. The IMHT implements a Single Point of Access (SPA) and an Integrated Mental Health Team structure which provides individualised care as defined by the stepped care model and crisis resolution provision.
 
The Practice Plus Group Wellbeing Approach is central to the care delivery The Post-holder will work collaboratively with the prison, primary care, and other specialist clinicians to meet the needs of your patients to facilitate patient-focused, innovative, evidence-based practice, in line with NICE guidance and Practice Plus Group objectives. 

In return for the hard work you will...
 
Receive an annual salary of up to £37,500 per annum depending on experience. 25 days annual leave – increasing with service up to 28 days + 8 public holidays and a contributory pension scheme 2-5%. As well as CPD, free online and face-to-face training, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, and online discounts.

About You

You will either be a Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Social Worker/ Occupational Therapist or hold membership with BABCP/BACP/ UKCP.
You’ll have a flexible approach to working within a team that encourages new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.
 

About Us

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.

Practice Plus Group are Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.
 
At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

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