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Mental Health Practitioner vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Ford
Health in Justice
West Sussex
BN18 0BX
Contract type:
Closing date:
Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 23:59
£33,000 / Year

Job Summary

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?

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.

HMP Ford is a Category D Men's Prison, and holds up to approximately 521 prisoners.

Practice Plus Group 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.

Responsible To

In return for your hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £33,000 (pro-rata) depending on experience. You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays plus CPD and re-validation support. Other benefits include cycle to work scheme plus training and clinical development opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

You will be part of the integrated mental health and learning disability team providing both primary and secondary mental health care using the Stepped Care Model.

The focus of the role will be providing assessment for initial referrals and low intensity and self-management interventions to clients with mild to moderate mental health problems.

The prospective candidate will be a registered mental health nurse, an occupational therapist or a social worker with relevant mental health experience. Duties will include both one to one & group work, undertaking primary care assessments, sign posting, giving advice & support and guided self-help. They will be working closely with primary healthcare, substance misuse & prison colleagues to ensure the best outcomes for the service users.

Skills & Experience

Next steps...

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for this role. The recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn the Recruiter will arrange an interview for you to attend at HMP Ford if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job. For further information please contact us on the details provided.


More information..

This is a part-time role working 15 hours per week. The salary for this role is up to £32,000 per annum (pro-rata) - dependent on experience.

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.

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