Are you a team player who is passionate about providing high quality support and care for mental health services users in prison? The crisis support team in HMP Bristol is a fast paced team supporting individuals who need high levels of support for short periods of time.
The Crisis Support Team provides treatment to individuals within the prison setting as an alternative to hospital admission.
The team operates 12.5 hours a day 7 days per week 365 days per year, as such the successful candidate will be expected to be able to undertake a shift pattern of working.
Mental Health Workers in this team, offer a variety of psychosocial skills to service users, whilst working under the guidance of registered practitioners there is also the expectation of lone working at times. The Crisis Support Team has a shared caseload so support Workers are not required to provide care co-ordination.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, has experience of working with people in distress due to mental health crisis and be able to work under pressure.
You will need to have an NVQ Level3 completed in a Mental Health Setting or a City and Guilds Certificate in Community Mental Health, equivalent qualification or be prepared to undertake the appropriate training.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Andrea Bowler-Warren email@example.com