Break into prison healthcare!
Have you ever thought about working within the prison environment?
Then look no further…
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, approximately 25 minutes from Brighton and Hove.
Practice Plus Group is 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 that 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.
To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Lewes, we’re looking for Bank Mental Health Practitioner to join our team.
About the role...
You will be the Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner for the mental health team and will provide the triage and assessment for initial referrals and interventions to clients. You'll play a key role in providing a duty role for urgent referrals and support senior staff in development plans. You will hold a caseload of patients and will contribute to the ACCT reviews and assessments when required.
You will either be a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, or Occupational Therapist or hold membership with BABCP/BACP/ UKCP. A real 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!
Further job information...
This is a bank role working shifts as and when required.
The pay rate is up to £19.73 per hour.
Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, 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.