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Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner vacancy

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HMP Isle of Wight
Parkhurst Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 5RS
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Job closing date:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 23:59

Care About Healthcare

Are you looking for a new challenge in an environment where no two days are the same?

Are you looking to work for a company that offers support and development opportunities? If so, then this could be the role for you!

Care UK is looking for Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner to join our multi-disciplined team at HMP Isle of Wight

HMP Isle of Wight is a Cat B prison holding male adults ages 18 and over located in Newport, Isle of Wight

About the Job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (MH Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Counsellor or Therapist) to join our established Prison Mental Health Team. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in primary mental health care within the context of complex needs. In the main the role comprises of providing assessments for initial referrals and low intensity interventions both on a group and individual basis.

About Care UK

Care UK is the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to over 25,000 offenders in over 42 prisons 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.

Further job information

The Prison Mental Health Team uses a stepped care model, and offers a range of evidence–based interventions to a diverse prison community presenting with a wide range of mental health problems. There are a range of training opportunities available to enable the development of skills and expertise. The Mental Health team works in close partnership with the overall health services and other departments within the prison.

For informal discussions and visits, please contact:
Timothy Goddard Mental Health Team Leader on 01983 635326 – or email to

For general enquiries about working for Care UK in Prison Health Services in HMP Isle of Wight, please contact Rachel Lovely- Service Manager on 01983 556741 - or e mail to

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.