Mental Health Practitioner

Care UK
Newport (Casnewydd)
08 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Care About Healthcare

Are you looking for a new challenge in an environment where no two days are the same? Are you looking to work for a company that offers support and development opportunities? If so, then this could be the role for you! Care UK is looking for Mental Health Practitioner to join our multi-disciplined team at HMP Isle of Wight HMP Isle of Wight is a Cat B prison holding male adults ages 18 and over located in Newport, Isle of Wight

About the Job:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner (MH Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Counsellor or Therapist) to join our established Prison Mental Health Team. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in primary mental health care within the context of complex needs. In the main the role comprises of providing assessments for initial referrals and low intensity interventions both on a group and individual basis

The Prison Mental Health Team uses a stepped care model, and offers a range of evidence–based interventions to a diverse prison community presenting with a wide range of mental health problems. There are a range of training opportunities available to enable the development of skills and expertise. The Mental Health team works in close partnership with the overall health services and other departments within the prison.

Further job Information:

This is a part time role working 30 hours per week. Salary: £27,000 to £36,000 pro rata based We welcome informal visits by appointment so please do contact us for more information and to arrange this. Please note that offers of employment are subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

Care UK is the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to over 25,000 offenders in 41 prisons 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.

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