Snr Support, Time Recovery Worker
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Do you want the privilege of making a positive impact on the mental wellbeing of people? Are you compassionate and recovery focussed? If so, we are recruiting Senior Support Time Recovery Workers to join our Integrated Mental Health Teams across Staffordshire Prisons.
Our teams are made up of different roles, skills and expertise, which benefits those needing our care, and we share a passion for providing good quality mental health care. As a Senior STR Worker you will offer support and mental health interventions to those people in prison experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. You will play an invaluable role in supporting people in prison who are often vulnerable and disadvantaged.
You will receive support, guidance and supervision from a registered mental health practitioner and will have vast opportunities from your colleagues within the team.
This role is both rewarding and challenging. If you want to make a positive difference then we would love to hear from you.
There are both full time and part times vacancies available.
Main duties of the job
Working effectively within the team you will assist in the assessment of care needs and the formulation, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. You will deliver relevant forms of mental health care under agreed levels of supervision and will assist in identifying strategies to support mental wellbeing and the promotion of self-care and social inclusion.
You will work collaboratively with colleagues to meet the needs of patients and will liaise with other professionals, statutory and non-statutory, to provide holistic care and treatment. You will support the delivery of timely access to integrated, high quality, service user-centred services that enable people with mental health needs, and/or substance misuse issues to improve their well-being and functionality, thereby preventing, reducing or delaying the need for more specialist services.
Under qualified mental health practitioners' supervision, you will work to ensure that the needs of service users are addressed by offering appropriate interventions. This will include the co-facilitation of group work, promoting wellbeing, independence and choice whilst preventing, reducing or delaying the greater onset of need.
Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) has prison substance misuse and mental health teams across the country and you will benefit from training and development opportunities as well as the support of an NHS employer experienced in providing prison healthcare for many years.
Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT). We provide caring and effective services across England, including, West Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West Mercia, Thames Valley, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thurrock, Essex.
We support individuals, families and communities who are affected by addiction, crime, mental health or need treatment for their sexual health. We believe that the individuals and families who use our services should receive high quality, committed and inclusive care, realising all the benefits a modern NHS organisation can provide.
We work with patients and our staff teams to achieve the best outcomes we can. We invest heavily in training and development, and the wellbeing of our people, both staff and service users is central to who we are. Here at MPFT, we are proud of the comprehensive wellbeing and lifestyle support offer available, in addition to in-house training and coaching support.
Our services are robustly governed, evidence-based, inclusive, and designed and provided in conjunction with service users. We are committed to providing the best service we can, and if you share our values, we want you on our team!
For more about our incentives offer please see attached information.
23 February 2023
Agenda for change
£23,949 to £26,282 a year PA Pro Rata
To be an involved and contributing member of the multi-disciplinary team (which includes RMNs, social worker, occupational therapist, psychiatrist, psychologist, psychosocial workers and team administrator) working with individuals who are experiencing mental health issues, providing targeted Mental Health interventions under the instruction/supervision of qualified Mental Health professionals.
To work closely with the Mental Health registered practitioners and patients to devise plans of care to support recovery. To advocate improved choice and access to evidence based mental health support and therapies focusing on harnessing and improving the patients own network to improve resilience.
To engage with patients to provide support and interventions to meet their health and social needs either through individual or group work.
Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles and apply principles of self-care.
Please refer to the attached job description for further information on the main responsibilities.
- NVQ Level 2 in Health Care/Health Science
- NVQ Level 3 or commitment towards achieving it.
- Experience of working with people with mental health needs.
- Experience and ability to deliver Mental Health interventions and sign posting for mild to moderate mental illness.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
For questions about the job, contact:
Deputy Head of Ops Practice and Development Lead