Mental Health Professional Required: HMP YOI Brinsford, Staffordshire


Department: HMP YOI Brinsford

Location: Staffordshire

Salary: £24,214 – £30,112

Closing Date: 21/10/2019

Job Type: Permanent

Working pattern: Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Pay Scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: 5

Prison Integrated Mental Health Services

An exciting new opportunity has become available for a dynamic and innovative band 5 Mental Health Practitioner to join our prison base Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team.

We are looking for a newly qualified or experienced registered Mental Health Practitioner to work within a prison setting where services have recently been redesigned and a stepped care model has been implemented.

We are recruiting to a vacancies based at HMYOI Brinsford.

There is a high prevalence of mental illness/disorder in the custodial setting ranging from common mental health disorders to severe and enduring illness and personality disorder.

The presentation of illness can be varied and complex often with duel diagnosis.

The management of these conditions can be a challenging one within the prison environment but with the support of the multi-disciplinary team including Occupational Therapy, social work, Psychiatry, RMN, Psychology and the substance misuse team makes this a rewarding career.

Working within a team with a diverse range of experience and skills will provide the successful applicant with opportunities for peer led training and evelopment.

Applicants will have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. The role will include liaising with prison partners, safer custody, offender management, probation, MAPPA and CMHT’s.

The successful applicant will work as a care coordinator and be responsible for the assessment, care planning and delivery of evidence based therapeutic interventions either on a 1:1 or group basis.

It is essential for applicants to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills, compassion and empathy and have a good level of self-awareness.

Applicants also need to demonstrate a specific interest in working with this challenging and complex client group. The nature of this work is stressful so there is an expectation that successful applicants have a commitment to engaging in clinical supervision.

In return the trust has a strong commitment to the personal and professional development of our staff.

We provide a robust induction programme, support, individual appraisals, preceptorship and mentorship, clinical and managerial supervision.


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