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Critical Time Intervention Practitioner - Band 6
Registered Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker
North London Forensic Service is rated OUTSTANDING by the CQC and we have partly achieved this rating by recruiting outstanding staff and offering them unrivalled career and training opportunities.
We are currently recruiting for staff into our prison healthcare services based in south London within HMP Brixton. This a Category C resettlement prison with an operational capacity of approximately 800 spaces. The Health & Wellbeing team within the prison is multidisciplinary in nature and consists of nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists and works with those prisoners with both primary and secondary care mental health needs.
As part of this team we are looking to provide a mental health nurse or Social Worker to work with patients in the run up to their release and into the community during those first critical few weeks post release to ensure that appropriate services are embedded at this crucial time of transition.
Although it would be beneficial, you do not need to have had previous experience in working in a prison setting as a thorough local induction and training package will be provided. What you will also need is a professional qualification in either mental health nursing or Social Work and at least 1 years’ experience at a Band 5 level; most importantly is for you to have both the desire and ability to work compassionately with complex men who are often in acute distress. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a calm disposition, resilience and the ability to negotiate and work in partnership with other agencies and the prison is also required.
Free use of gymnasium and staff subsidised restaurant are available on site for staff to use.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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