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Senior Learning Disability Practitioner vacancy

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HMP Isle of Wight
Parkhurst Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 5RS
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Job closing date:
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 23:59

I help to make a difference

Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain experience in a challenging and rewarding role

Then look no further…

Care UK are the 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.

What will you be doing?

As the Senior Learning Disabilities Practitioner you will have responsibility for your caseload and will be accountable for all aspects of delivering a service for adults with learning disabilities/ challenging behavior, within this criminal justice setting. You will be working with adults whose behaviors have resulted in their offending and coming into contact with the criminal justice system.

As the Senior Practitioner, you will be working with a multi-disciplinary team to undertake person centered specialist behaviour assessments, planning and co-ordination of positive non-aversive behavioural approaches to service users within HMP Isle of Wight and a diverse range of professionals and service providers.

What we will need from you?

As a experienced practitioner ( Nurse, Social Worker or OT) and evidence of continued professional development, you will have specialist knowledge of mental health issues and the additional health needs associated with service users with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.
These include (but are not limited to) psychological and emotional problems, psychosis, affective mood disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, sexual offending behaviour, surviving and living with the aftermath of sexual and physical abuse, self-harm, personality disorder, communication problems and social isolation.

You will have knowledge of the specialist screening and assessment tools which are available for identifying/assessing the needs of service users with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour

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This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week. The salary for this role is up to £36,720 - pro-rata per annum - dependent on experience

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