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Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Band 6

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Liaison and Diversion Service
Band 6
Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
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Wymondham Police Investigation Centre
£26,565 - £35,577 gross per annum
28/01/2018 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

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Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Can you detect underlying problems? And when you do, can you make the right referrals that will set someone on the right path to access help?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered health care professional (mental health, learning disability or CAMHS experience), to join an NHS England second wave pilot site to support the development of a new and expanding Liaison and Diversion Service, operating in the criminal justice system.

Liaison and Diversion is a process whereby people of all ages with mental health problems, learning disabilities, substance misuse problems and other vulnerabilities are identified and assessed as early as possible as they pass through the youth and criminal justice systems.

You will be required to work across the offender pathway in a range of custody environments and support other criminal justice agencies and wider mental health systems.

To be successful in this role you should be a registered practitioner with some relevant health service experience (mental health service/ learning disability CAMHS/ older age/ substance misuse) and have significant demonstrable post registration experience. You will have experience in undertaking holistic client assessments that should include mental health assessments and have a sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act/Capacity Act and an understanding of criminal justice systems.

You will possess excellent interpersonal skills that will enable you to challenge, motivate, influence and inspire your colleagues at all levels.

As part of a small team you must be able to work various shift patterns including long days to enable the service to cover extended hours, seven days per week in locations. The criminal justice systems locations include Police Investigation Centres (PIC’s) and Courts and other supporting criminal justice/ health environments in line with service need.

The post will be based in Wymondham, Norfolk. It is essential that you are able to travel throughout Norfolk and Suffolk in a timely manner.

To understand the full duties of this new role please refer to the specific job outline attached.

Please note that the interview date is to be confirmed

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ian Trenholm