Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the mental health and learning disabilities services for an experienced, motivated and forward thinking practitioners to join a busy supportive team based at HMP Berwyn. The successful candidate will be joining at a time where services are under review and development in order to meet the changing needs of service users whilst gaining experience in offender health.

You will work with people experiencing a range of mental and emotional challenges to their health and wellbeing ranging from people with lower level mental health support needs to people with complex and chaotic lifestyles often coexisting with emotional and mental wellbeing challenges.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The role is to help primary care support people in acute distress complementing the functions of secondary mental health services. The role will provide direct supportive intervention, contributing to assessment, monitoring the efficacy of primary care intervention, undertake planning and reviews and navigation to appropriate community support services. The roles will also provide support where appropriate to people with more severe and enduring mental ill health to step down from secondary health services.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic mental health recovery practitioners with a real interest in forensic mental health and whilst experience in a forensic setting is desirable, it is not essential. Our aim is to identify staff with a strong belief in recovery and who are comfortable working closely with forensic prisoners. This type of setting will provide challenges and it is important that you have good understanding of caring for patients with acute mental health backgrounds. You will be approachable, energetic and resilient. You will be joining a team committed to improving the health and wellbeing of patients under our care and also supporting your professional development.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills within offender health and work closely within a multi-agency team to improve practice and overall experience for the service users.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and ‘Proud to Lead’ competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the “Disability Confident Employer” scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Please note if your application is successful and you are invited to interview, they will be held on site at HMP Berwyn to ensure candidates have an understanding of the environment. Requests for virtual interviews will not be accepted.

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