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Senior Mental Health Nurse

Job Reference: 301-AF-21-110654

(HMYOI) Werrington
£31,365 - £37,890

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).

We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive services realising all the benefits a modern national NHS organisation can bring. To do this, we need a well trained and supported workforce and place significant investment in training and development opportunities. We have market-leading opportunities and terms and conditions.

We are proud to have dedicated, passionate and professional staff across our services. We employ a broad spectrum of roles to ensure we meet the needs of those we work with. This includes Doctors, Nurses, Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psycho-social Workers, Peer Mentors and Volunteers.

There has never been a better time to join Inclusion (and the Trust); take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

Band 6 Registered Mental Health Nurse – full-time post, 37.5 hours per week

Inclusion Team

Her Majesty’s Young Offender Institute (HMYOI) Werrington

We are looking for a creative and forward-thinking mental health nurse to join the Inclusion Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team at Her Majesty’s Young Offender Institute (HMYOI) Werrington to help us make a real difference to the lives of the young people in our care.

HMYOI Werrington is part of the Young Person’s Secure Estate for England housing young males aged 15 to 18 years, and is located near Stoke-on-Trent.

We are in the relatively early stages of implementing the SECURE STAIRS initiative. Grounded in Attachment theory, Childhood Development and Trauma-Informed theories, this aims to provide a shared and collaborative multi-disciplinary holistic care package for young people who have often had multiple adverse and traumatic experiences, while also ensuring staff have the right training, skills, supervision and support to understand and facilitate their own work in caring for young people, in addition to recognizing the impact of trauma on staff and within the system as a whole.

The overarching aim is to enable those in our care to have better mental and physical health; better education, employment and housing opportunities; and better chances of leading a pro-social and positive life, alongside promoting staff health and resilience and increased job satisfaction.

The successful applicant will support the implementation of the SECURE STAIRS initiative in addition to undertaking assessments and interventions with the young people on the caseload the Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team.

You will work as part of a friendly multidisciplinary team, which includes mental health and learning disability nurses, psychosocial substance misuse workers, a drama therapist, clinical and forensic psychologists, and psychiatrists. Interventions are offered within a stepped care model with a single point of access for young people experiencing mental health or substance misuse difficulties.

Our team prides itself in offering:

• Monthly operational management and caseload supervision;

• Clinical supervision to support specialist skills development;

• Multidisciplinary team working/ skill mix/ opportunities for team development;

• CPD opportunities.

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your skills in working with young people with complex needs (including psychological trauma, substance misuse and mental health needs) within a young offender mental health and substance misuse service then we would love to hear from you.

Experience of working with young people in a secure forensic or criminal justice setting would be advantageous but not essential.

Applications for this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received and the desirable criteria on the person specification may be used within the shortlisting process.

If you feel you have the right skills to help us develop a truly exceptional service, then please make contact for an informal discussion with Mark Smith, Team Manager, on the team office number: 01782 463416.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early.

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.

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