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Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

Job Description

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust offers a generous relocation package to successful candidates - subject to eligibility assessment

CNWL Offender Care Service deliver a successful CAMHS service and a sexual behaviour service within HMYOI Cookham Wood. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Health and Wellbeing Practitioner.

This post is a full time post and you will be working as an integral part of the team providing clinical care to young people within a secure setting. The secure setting has clear duties to the children and young people in its care: to safeguard and promote their welfare, to promote their good health and emotional well being, and to take account of their specific needs as children. Additionally the team will be active in working with the prison to produce better health and well being for all, through education, awareness and consultation.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of senior clinical staff within a multi-disciplinary team delivering high quality care and training programmes. They will liaise closely with colleagues from the prison and community services to provide true partnership working and seamless care pathways. The post-holder will support and encourage the unique peer mentor roles within the team – roles which will use lived experience to support the delivery of the team objectives.

We are looking for a highly energetic and dedicated practitioner who has a proven track record of delivering high quality services in either the NHS, Prison healthcare, social care or the private sector. The successful candidate will carrying their own CPA caseload, completing assessments and interventions ensuring safe and high-quality care.

CNWL’s Offender Care is made up of a highly motivated and passionate team with vast experience in prison healthcare. We deliver health care in a range of settings; prisons, secure hospital and in the community. Our vision is: “Working in partnership with the criminal justice system and other agencies, we will provide responsive, dependable and high quality primary care, mental health and substance misuse services to existing offenders (and those at risk of offending) in the communities we serve, to improve their health status and to encourage social inclusion.”
HMYOI Cookham Wood is a male, juvenile establishment which holds remand and sentenced young men between the ages of 15 and 18. The prison capacity is 200 made up of approximately 140 sentenced young men and 60 remanded young men.

CNWL and our partners from the Commissioning Authority and the Prison Service are committed to the further development and modernisation of healthcare provision to achieve equivalence with the services available to the wider community. In Cookham Wood we believe we have an opportunity to go beyond such a goal and provide a truly excellent service. We are looking for staff who can support us make that vision a reality.

Joining a large, forward-thinking Trust will bring successful candidates excellent development opportunities, an exciting career structure, and job satisfaction. Working within an experienced team, we are looking for the best clinicians, who will work well as part of a Team and Trust with a ‘can do’ attitude.
This post attracts an additional incentive of £2,500 which will be paid in the first year of service. This is in addition to the salary scale noted above.

Full terms and conditions for this additional payment are available by clicking the document 'Diggory Golden Hello'.

Interview Date: 2nd November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Sally-ann Morris, ( Email address removed )

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is one of the largest trusts in the UK, caring for people with a wide range of physical and mental health needs. We have approximately 7,000 staff who provide healthcare to a third of London's population and across wider geographical areas, including Milton Keynes, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.

As a Foundation Trust we involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run and our future development. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Foundation Trust please visit our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

CNWL are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed via the email address registered with NHS Jobs.

CNWL Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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