An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and innovative Occupational Therapist to work within the healthcare team at HMP Pentonville. This post provides input to both the inpatient and wellbeing centre departments within healthcare providing an important link between the two. Both aspects of this post are well supported by the presence of Senior OT staff in both units.
The successful candidate will be joining the wider health and wellbeing team comprising of Occupational Therapist’s, psychologists and substance misuse workers who are working toward embedding therapeutic principles into the healthcare provision within the prison. The post holder will be supported to maintain and develop the OT role within the inpatient multi-disciplinary team. They will have opportunity to develop skills in a range of therapeutic groups and individual interventions.
This role provides an opportunity to work within a diverse and interesting service for prisoners with increased support needs, including those with mental health issues, learning disabilities, personality disorders and physical health concerns. The postholder will receive regular individual supervision to support their practice, as well as opportunities to engage in reflective practice groups with the wider healthcare team at HMP Pentonville. The team has a strong emphasis on support and training with regular in-house training opportunities as well as from external providers.
As part of the Forensic Occupational Therapy team within the trust, there will be opportunity to develop and maintain links with other Occupational Therapists across the service. This includes those working within prisons, young offender units and secure hospital services. This area of work can be as rewarding as it is challenging and requires a team player who can be adaptable.
BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19.
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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.