Social Worker

Inclusion

The closing date is 30 July 2024

Job summary

Do you want to make a real difference to those most in need of your support? Why not bring your skills and help support individuals to build their recovery whilst in prison in preparation for integration back into the community?

Our Integrated Mental Health and Substance Misuse Service at HMP Dovegate is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Mental Health Social Worker to join our busy, friendly and professional team.

This is an exciting and energetic role for an individual who is passionate about providing good quality mental health care and holistic support within a busy and rewarding environment. The variety of the role will keep things fresh and stimulating whilst being part of a supportive team with effective management providing supervision and guidance.

  • You will be a qualified Social Worker, with a flexible approach and want to work in a team that encourages new ideas and feedback on how to improve the service.
  • You will be confident in dealing with a wide range of situations with a multi-agency approach to provide the best care to service users, families and carers within the prison and on release.
  • You will be enthusiastic about working within an ever-changing prison environment.
  • You will work in a fully multi-disciplinary team to provide varied and comprehensive interventions in-line with the stepped care model.
  • You will work to assist service users to progress through their sentence and onto their resettlement in the community.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidenced based interventions. The postholder will manage a caseload of service users, practicing within the framework of the multi-disciplinary team and Care Programme Approach. The postholder will provide a care coordinator role with a specialist contribution with particular focus around release planning.

You will work with individuals from initial assessment through to discharge, which can include transferring care to other providers such as hospitals or CMHTs whilst working with a variety of agencies in the Offender Health Pathway. You will help to rehabilitate and support service users to live decent and purposeful lives as member of the community. You will have a strong engagement and motivation skills and be able to work well with service users with complex needs which can include health needs of learning disability, forensic/offending history and mental health needs.

The postholder will benefit from the experience and support of the team and that of it's NHS employer. Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) has prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country and you will benefit from training and development opportunities as well as the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare for many years.

About us

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex. We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health.

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide. We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are.

Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support. Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team.

Date posted

27 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6240420-A

Job locations

HMP Dovegate

Uttoxeter

ST14 8XR


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for information relating to main responsibilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for information relating to main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Professional Social Work qualification, DipSW, CQSW, CSS or Foreign qualification where certified by Health Professionals Council
  • Ensuring registration with the Health and Care Professions Council at all times
  • A commitment to ongoing personal and professional development

Desirable

  • Current Approved Mental Health Professional status or commitment to undergo appropriate training to achieve and maintain AMHP status

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with service users with complex mental health problems

Desirable

  • Experience of working with service users with mental health problems and who are involved in the Criminal justice system.
  • Significant post-qualification experience
Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Professional Social Work qualification, DipSW, CQSW, CSS or Foreign qualification where certified by Health Professionals Council
  • Ensuring registration with the Health and Care Professions Council at all times
  • A commitment to ongoing personal and professional development

Desirable

  • Current Approved Mental Health Professional status or commitment to undergo appropriate training to achieve and maintain AMHP status

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with service users with complex mental health problems

Desirable

  • Experience of working with service users with mental health problems and who are involved in the Criminal justice system.
  • Significant post-qualification experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

HMP Dovegate

Uttoxeter

ST14 8XR


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Inclusion

Address

HMP Dovegate

Uttoxeter

ST14 8XR


Employer's website

https://www.mpft.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Team Manager

Nicola Black

nicola.black@mpft.nhs.uk

01283829431

Date posted

27 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

301-IT-24-6240420-A

Job locations

HMP Dovegate

Uttoxeter

ST14 8XR


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