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Band 7 Prison Discharge Worker - Secure Services

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Prison and Forensic
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a specialist Prison Discharge Worker into our Offender Health Services.

The primary focus of the service is to engage with service users prior to prison release and in doing so complete a thorough mental health needs assessment, risk assessment, safeguarding, education & training, housing needs plan to present to the local community team who will continue in the care pathway post release.

We aim to achieve a more seamless approach to patient care and needs from prison to the community acknowledging all aspects of social, educational, offending issues with an overarching priority to address individual risk to self and others and in turn reducing the level of chaotic and problematic mentally disordered offenders (MDO's) within the community by appropriate liaison and co working with other associated agencies (police, probation)

We are seeking a confident nurse with a good understand and background in Forensic Mental Health Care to join our small but highly effective team.

Main duties of the job

The main job roles will consist of:
  • Assessment of mental health risk
  • Accessing local community services in preparation for release back in to the community
  • Input in to probation post prison follow on management, restrictions, licence conditions and curfews with probation
  • Co-ordination of CPA reviews for those c/o HMP
  • Referral for PPO status if appropriate (see below for more details)
  • Education and training within the Provider
  • Education and training within probation and West Midlands Police
  • Input in to MAPPA (levels 2-3)

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualification/experience Essential
  • Registered healthcare professional (NMC/AHP)
  • previous experience of working with prisoners

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