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Mental Health Support Worker - HMP Warren Hill

Job Reference: J143-A-19-26462

Care UK
Prison healthcare
Up to £19,000 - DOE

Break into prison healthcare!

Are you looking for a new challenge in an environment where no two days are the same?

Patient care is at the centre of what we do and we are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working and committed Mental Health Support Worker who wants to make a difference to our patient’s lives.

HMP Warren Hill is a category C adult male training prison, holding adult men and situated in the county of Suffolk. We open Monday – Friday, 07:30-19.45 and weekends and public holidays 07.30-17:30.

HMP Hollesley Bay is a category D adult male open prison, holding adult men and situated in the county if Suffolk. We open Monday – Friday, 07:00-17:00 and weekends and public holidays 07:00-17:00.

We provide a GP surgery provision alongside access to mental health and substance misuse services.

Make a difference from day one!

Prisons are challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are a Mental Health Support Worker and want a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!

As a healthcare provider, we recognise the fact that prisoners are a socially excluded group with complex healthcare needs that can often be associated with poor outcomes. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. We are the market leader, providing care to over 30,000 patients in over 40 prisons across the country.

Our core values are; everyone makes a difference, patients are at the heart of everything we do and together we make things better. If you share these values and have transferable skills we want to meet you!

What can we offer you?

As a Mental Health Support Worker you’ll be an integral part of the healthcare team by bringing your top notch skills and passion for care. Assisting the registered practitioner in the risk assessment and delivery of immedidate and, where appropriate, ongoing care for patients referred to the mental health team. You'll support patients to access care and treatment appropriately within the prison setting, working independently with lone working at times. As a Support Worker, you'll bring your proven mental health experience to this role, providing assistance with delivery of mental healthcare needs, including health promotion.

There are great opportunities for training and development and the opportunity to work with interesting patients and learn new skills.

Flexible and adaptable? That's great!
We're looking for someone just like you to be part of our team.

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours a week across Warren Hill and Hollesley Bay prisons. The salary for this role is up to £19,000 - dependent on experience.

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for this role. They will submit your CV to the hiring manager and in turn will arrange an interview for you to attend at either HMP Warren Hill or HMP Hollesley Bay if suitable for the role.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact us on the details provided.

Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced free DBS check and prison vetting.

At Care UK we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert earlier than stated if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

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 applying from overseas.

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