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Senior Mental Health Practitioner vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP YOI Doncaster
Health in Justice
South Yorkshire
Contract type:
Closing date:
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 23:59
£39,600.00 / Year

I help to make a difference!

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.

Practice Plus Group are 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.

To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP YOI Doncaster, we’re looking for a Senior Mental Health Practitioner to support us and the existing team. HMP YOI Doncaster is a Category B men's private prison, located in the Marshgate area of Doncaster in South Yorkshire

What will you be doing?

As a registered health care professional and mental health practitioner you will work in a dual role with nursing colleagues and maintain your own professional identity. The post holder will provide strong clinical leadership, ensuring evidence-based practice is delivered to shape and improve the quality of services.

The post holder will be responsible for establishing operational and clinical service mechanisms that support safe high-quality care throughout the service care delivery.

As a member of the Integrated Mental Health Team (IMHT), you will provide flexible, responsive, proactive assessment, care and management to individuals experiencing early signs of relapse, new acute phase mental illness, distress or posing a risk in terms of self-harm. All interventions will be short term; solution- focused and will build on maintaining the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of the service user.

In return for your hard work, you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £39,600 - depending on experience, pro rota. 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.

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

You will either be a Registered Mental Health Nurse/ Social Worker/ Occupational Therapist, or hold membership with BABCP/BACP/ UKCP. You’ll have a flexible approach working within a team that encourage new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service.

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 Lois Evans will arrange an interview for you to attend if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the job.

Additional Information

This is a permanent role working 37.5 hours per week. The salary for this role is up to £39,600 - 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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