You can help to make a difference!
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.
As a healthcare provider, we recognise the fact that prisoners are a socially excluded group with complex healthcare needs that can often be associated with poor outcomes. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history.
Care UK is the Health in Justice market leader - 2 years ago we were managing 12 prison healthcare services and in 2019 we're providing healthcare services in over 40 prisons across the country.
We can offer training and development in our friendly and supportive teams as well as full-time, part-time and bank opportunities and a range of other employee benefits.
Are you looking for something a little different?
We're looking for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to support our multi-disciplinary healthcare team at HMP Isle of Wight. This will mean working inside the prison within healthcare and on the prison wings. HMP Isle of Wight's present role is a category B male training prison. The prison holds approximately 1100 prisoners on two sites with a central administration.
What do we need from you so you can do the job?
The post holder will deliver a high quality, comprehensive Mental Health Service. The role involves managing a defined caseload with a focus on providing expert assessment and treatments for people with complex mental health difficulties, working within the framework of the step care model, and will undertake complex risk assessments and develop appropriate interventions,
The post holder will be required to train as a non-medical perscriber if not already trained and You will provide crisis intervention and advice,
You will hold a professional qualification appropriate to the delivery of Mental Health.
The work is interesting and varied and is an opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives, enabling them to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing.
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 this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.
This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.
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