Advanced Community Access Worker

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated, confident Community Access Worker (CAW) who has a strong interest in prison work.

The post will involve working with adult males within HMP Hull or Humber who present with risky behaviours and who display signs of mental health difficulties.

The post holder will be working within our growing group of forensic services which is closely aligned to our in-patient services and wider Humber & North Yorkshire Specialist Provider Collaborative.

This is a great opportunity to be involved with new partnerships within the prisons Spectrum Cic, delivering the physical health care needs and Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust as the lead provider delivering the mental health element alongside Rethink Mental Illness.

Main duties of the job

Community Access Workers will oversee prisoner pathways from reception into the prison estate through to release. The role is responsible for forging working alliances with local inpatient and community partners to develop effective reintegration pathways for patients.

The CAW will develop strong therapeutic working relationships with service users, offering consistent engagement from initial referral to an identified Mental Health/LD provision.

The CAW will develop robust working relationships with local and partner agencies and services across the statutory, voluntary, and independent sectors i.e, MAPPA, Private Providers and Local Authority Departments.

The post holder will deliver high quality care to a caseload of complex mental health and learning disability offenders as part of a liaison and an in-reach provision.

The post holder will also be working within our growing group of forensic services which is closely aligned to our in-patient services and wider Humber & North Yorkshire Specialist Provider Collaborative.

About us

We are anaward winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough, and Ryedale & Whitby. We deliver safe, effective, and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing of patients and service users.

To find out about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children, and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You'll join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialities to change lives daily. We're extremely proud of our Trust community, knowing you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are committed to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them, ensuring they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information regarding this vacancy please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of project work that has impacted on practice and demonstrates a higher level of communication/planning/change that impacts out of own area work/responsibility


  • Advanced/expert understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and audits within clinical area



  • Demonstrable experience of working in the specific field where the post is held, including prisons, forensic services, learning disability services/or other similarly complex client group


  • Proven leadership/management experience able to demonstrate examples of positive impact/change within service delivery/practice at an advanced level



  • Be a member of a professional body and hold a current professional registration


  • Teaching Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Humber Centre for Forensic Psychiatry

Beverley Road


HU10 6ED

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