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Specialist Practitioner Band 7

Job Reference: 277-1730773-DM

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
HMP Swaleside
£39,570 - £45,772 pa inc


SENIOR PRACTITIONER – Band 7, HMP Swaleside Pathways Service

London Pathways Partnership (LPP) is a consortium of four NHS Trusts delivering services in London and across three prisons as part of the national Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway programme. The HMP Swaleside Pathways Services are for ‘high risk high harm’ personality disordered offenders from London and the South of the country. The service involves assessment, formulation, psychological and psycho-social interventions, the development of an ‘enabling’ and psychologically-informed environment, and active service user involvement as well as training, case consultation and pathway management. The service operates two psychologically informed planned environments (PIPEs) for men participating in therapeutic activities and those in a post treatment consolidation phase as well as a separate therapies service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior practitioner with an interest in personality disorder and/or complex care to take a role in the continuing development of the Pathways Services. The service employs a model of ‘joint operations’ and the postholder will work closely with prison colleagues to deliver an integrated service and to develop appropriate pathways through custody and into the community for service users. The postholder will work within newly developed outreach and treatment service within the prison which supports behaviourally challenging men via provision of daycentre support and an assertive outreach into the prison. The postholder will also be supported to develop additional therapeutic experience through working within the other OPD services within HMP Swaleside. The post provides numerous opportunities to develop consultation and liaison and training skills and clinical expertise and experience in the delivery of therapeutic interventions with this complex service user group. The postholder will work closely with the wider forensic psychological therapies team at the Bracton Centre.

The post is open to qualified nurses or social workers.

The post will be hosted by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, which has a national reputation for excellence, and offers wide-ranging opportunities for mental health practitioners within its teams.

For further information please contact Dr Jake Shaw, HMP Swaleside Pathways Strategic Lead,, 01795 804181

Please note that Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information is available on request.


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