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Midlands Partnership University NHS Trust

Graduate Mental Health Worker

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West Midlands



£25,147 - £27,596

Posted Date

25 September 2023


Closing Date

9 October 2023

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 Graduate Mental Health Workers to work in our prisons.

Our team is made up of different roles, skills and expertise, which benefits those needing our care We share a passion for providing good quality mental health care. As a Graduate Mental Health Worker you will offer support and psychologically informed interventions to people in prison experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties. You will play an invaluable role in supporting people who are often vulnerable and disadvantaged.

You will receive support, guidance and supervision from a registered mental health practitioner (psychologist or psychological therapist) and will have opportunity to receive additional support and guidance 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.

Main duties of the job

We have a number of vacancies available:

HMP Brinsford: 37.5 hours
HMP Stafford: 15 hours
HMP Swinfen Hall: 37.5 hours

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.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues to meet the needs of patients and will liaise with other professionals, 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 use issues to improve their well-being and functioning, 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 and delivery of 1:1 interventions, promoting wellbeing, independence and choice.

Working for our organisation

Inclusion, created in 2002 is part of the Specialist Services Care Group of Midlands Partnership University 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 information about our services and our incentives offer please see attached information.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for further information on the main responsibilities. Below is a summary:

- 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 supervision of registered 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 patient’s 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.

Person specification
Essential criteria

- Undergraduate degree in a relevant field e.g. psychology, criminology, mental health.

Desirable criteria

- Evidence of other up-dating and development in social/mental health care.

Essential criteria

- Experience of working with people with mental health needs.
- Experience of delivering Mental Health interventions and sign posting for mild to moderate mental illness.

Desirable criteria

- Working in a prison or community setting.
- Understanding of the needs for people in prison.

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