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Mental Health Nurse/Social Worker/AHPs- Band 6

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rota
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Two permanent full time/ part time posts will include occasional weekends/ bank holidays.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at HMP Peterborough in the Mental Health Team. We provide an integrated mental health model and deliver services for both men and women, which include perinatal mental health, working closely with primary care and the substance misuse and recovery teams.

The mental health service has a trauma informed approach which acknowledges the relationship between a person's life experiences and mental health. The trauma informed principles include safety, choice, trust, working collaboratively and empowerment.

We are seeking to appoint qualified RMN's/AHP's with a wide range of experience working with mental health clients, the successful candidate will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the care programme approach, stepped care approach and different mental health interventions.

The successful candidate will be innovative, forward thinking, diverse and can work autonomously, you will also need to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal, with a knowledge of the detaining sections utilised by the Ministry of justice and the court to aid transfer our clients to hospital.

Main duties of the job

Undertake mental health assessments and risk assessments, and care planning, and implementation and review of service to people referred to the team both individually and with colleagues from other disciplines

To care coordinate those on CPA ensuring that reviews are held in line with policy and guidelines.

To provide structured therapeutic interventions with potentially complex clients in one-to-one session or group settings as appropriate.

To manage a caseload and to prioritise effectively.

To participate in multi-disciplinary team working to ensure service user's needs are met.

To use effective judgement and interventions in emergency clinical situations.

To liaise with other professionals and agencies in the planning and delivery of care for service users ensuring that a quality service is provided within the locality

To develop and maintain productive working relationships with your team, managers, and other colleagues.

To take personal responsibility to keep your knowledge up to date and to reflect on and evaluate your own values in the development of your practice, to maintain up to date professional registration.

To participate within clinical or managerial meetings and team briefing as required

To undertake the assessor/mentor role with students on placement within the service and assist with the teaching of students or junior staff.

About us

HMP Peterborough is a local Category B prison. It is England's only dual purpose-built prison for men and women, including a mother and baby unit, who are kept separate at all times. The prison is located in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and accommodates up to 360 female and 868 adult male prisoners.

We are a warm and friendly team who pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of care. The successful candidates will benefit from an extensive supernumerary induction period, alongside regular supervision and appraisals and be encouraged to undertake training so why not drop us a line and come and have a look around.

Our core strategy is to be anemployer of choice,a great place to workand be known for adiverse and inclusive culturewhose staff feelvalued.

As ahealth and wellbeing organisationhere atteam NHFTwe are dedicated to continuallyinnovateandstrive to make a differenceto our community and those working for our Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification

Education and qualification


  • NMC registration or another professional qualification such as social worker or occupational therapy
  • Up to date knowledge of Mental Health Act and
  • Recognised signed off practice assessor
  • Evidence of continued practice


  • evidence of further relevant professional development
  • Leadership and managment development training



  • Working with external partners/Team working
  • Working collaboratively with service users/families/carers
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers/families and all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and undertake care co-ordinator responsibilities


  • Experience in working in a secure environment
  • A good understanding of the Offender Health Pathway

Employer details

Employer name

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


HMP Peterborough

Saville Road



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