Location
HMP Lewes
Specialism
Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Health
Advertising Salary
Up to £37,890
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

The Integrated Mental Health Team is a multi-disciplinary team with specialist skills within a prison setting. The Senior Mental Health Practitioner will take responsibility for triages, assessments, and delivering mental health interventions. The successful candidate must display a passion and understanding for working with adults in a trauma-informed way. No day is the same and the work is meaningful.

The post holder will be well supported and guided by the Clinical Team Lead as necessary and have day-to-day responsibility for their own allocated caseload. They will act as a keyworker assessing the patient’s needs and providing high-quality mental health interventions and risk assessments appropriate to the individual, including care management. Knowledge of appropriate legislation such as the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, and Mental Health Act is key to this post

RESPONSIBILITIES
• The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring the mental health needs of
residents and working alongside HMPS colleagues and assessing mental health needs.
• To undertake comprehensive assessments taking into account the person's physical,
psychological, social, and spiritual needs.
• To develop an agreed plan of care with the service user and carry out the agreed treatment
plan.
• To monitor and evaluate the agreed care plan, making adjustments as appropriate in
collaboration with the wider team.
• To have knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions including short-term problem
solving and crisis intervention.
• To develop and maintain effective liaison and communication with external agencies such as
GP, acute hospitals, and the local authority.
• To participate actively in Service Development to enhance the quality of care.
• To maintain accurate clinical documentation as per guidance.
• To ensure adherence to Trust policies in relation to CPA AND Risk Assessment.

About You

You will be either a registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, or Occupational Therapist and hold a membership with either NMC, HCPC, or Social Work England. A passion for developing your clinical skills in an ever-changing environment is essential.
If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!

You will have a real passion for developing your kills in an environment that is ever-changing. If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!

You should possess a good working knowledge of conducting risk assessments and care planning as well as someone who is creative and forward-thinking to work through the issues that may arise in this challenging but exciting environment. Knowledge in therapeutic interventions such as CBT or Steps to Wellbeing is desirable but transferable clinical skills will be considered with appropriate training provided.

 
What we can offer you?

You’ll receive an annual salary of up to £37,890 (pro-rata) depending on experience; free DBS check, free uniform, free mandatory training, indemnity cover, CPD, and re-validation support. Other benefits include a company pension scheme, 25 days annual leave - increasing with service up to 28 days per year + bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time), cycle to work scheme, and clinical development opportunities.
 
Interested in clinical development?

At Practice Plus Group we are proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education (subject to service needs). You could develop into a specialist role of your interest such as Advanced Clinical Practice. Other training opportunities include cognitive behavioural therapy, personality disorder, and self-harm training, and long-term condition, to name but a few.
 
More information

The salary for this role is up to £37,890 per annum (pro-rata if part-time) - dependent on experience.

You will be expected to work Monday to Friday from 8:00 – 16:00; we also welcome part-time applications working 15 hours per week (2 days).

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.

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.

About Us

HMP Lewes is a local category B men’s prison for those on remand to local courts as well as those who have been sentenced and those awaiting release. With an operational capacity of 692, HMP Lewes is based in Lewes in East Sussex, within the South Downs National Park. It’s approximately 25 minutes from Brighton and Hove, 35 minutes from Eastbourne and Worthing by car.

We’re the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare services in prisons and youth offender establishments.

We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. That’s why we’re proud to deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments; care that is equal to what you receive in the community. We’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of prisoners by improving their health, securing their wellbeing, and helping to reduce reoffending behaviour.

We deliver round-the-clock healthcare to more than 40,000 patients at over 45 prisons of all categories. Prisons are a community like any other and we offer all of the health services any community needs in one place and with a single team. These range from reception health checks on arrival and regular GP services, to help with substance misuse, mental health, chronic or long-term conditions, podiatry, physiotherapy, and optometry.

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