Senior Mental Health Practitioner - Reconnect

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£40,057 - £45,839
Closing date
4 Sep 2022

We are seeking a Senior Mental Health Practitioner - RECONNECT to take a lead role in the establishment and ongoing development of a new Reconnect Service across West Yorkshire.

 What will be expected from me?

 The purpose of this role is to support identified individuals on release from HMP Leeds, HMP New Hall and HMP Wealstun prison who are resettling into the Yorkshire region, providing screening, assessment, and practical support to individuals to engage with local services, during hours of operations.

What I might be doing?

  • Primarily based at HMP New Hall, you will advise, guide, and provide direct line management to a multi-disciplinary team of specialist practitioners, providing intensive mental health and social care assessments, to identify those with health vulnerabilities and in need of support services on release and ensuring detailed care plans are in place.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior delivery partners within the Local Authority, Probation, NHS, Police, Adult Social Care, CPS, YJB, Mental Health Services, Substance Misuse providers and Accommodation providers, addressing barriers at a strategic level when required.

Essential requirements:

  • Relevant core professional qualification and registration i.e. Registered Mental Health Nurse, Learning Disability Nurse or other professional who can demonstrate how they able to satisfy the key responsibilities of the role.
  • Experience of managing staff who are working with a high risk / high vulnerability client group.
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental Health Act 2007 and Mental capacity Act 2005
  • Substantial experience of working with people with mental health or learning disabilities and of working with difficult to engage individuals.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to the prison vetting procedure prior to commencement in role.

For further information about this role, please contact Clint Hepworth on 07776163504 or Nicola Tutty on 07825853231.

What can I expect?

  • This is a Full-Time post of 37 hours per week.
  • 28 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Support and ongoing training.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Nicola Tutty.

Tel: 07825853231

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