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Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Secure Services
Band 6
18.75 hours per week
Job ref
£30,401 - £37,267 gross per annum
22/09/2019 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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We are looking for registered health or social care professionals to work in a team in a fast paced Criminal Justice environment. You will need to be an NMC or HCPC registered practitioner with some relevant health or social care service experience, and have significant demonstrable post registration experience.

Liaison and Diversion is a process whereby people of all ages with a wide range of 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 autonomously across the offender pathway in a range of community and custody environments and support the Police, Courts and Probation and the wider health and social care systems.

Your primary role will be to complete holistic client triage assessments as well as gaining 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 will work various shift patterns comprising of mostly long days to enable the service to cover extended hours, seven days per week.

The criminal justice locations include; Police Investigation Centres (PIC’s), Courts and other supporting criminal justice/health environments in line with service need. The service covers both Norfolk and Suffolk and may require some cross county working. It is essential that you are able to travel independently. 

“We have a great team, fabulous people and tremendous partnership working, we are making a difference to truly vulnerable people.”  - current team member

You will be primarily based in Wymondham but could be asked to work in other Police investigation Centres (PICs) across Norfolk and Suffolk as required by the service.  We welcome applications from candidates interested in working at the other PICs as vacancies may become available due to staff movement. 

We maintain a talent pool of good candidates, so if you are appointable, but the current vacancy is not for you, we will add your details to the talent pool and contact you when a suitable post comes up.  Please specify in your supporting statement which PIC you would prefer as your main place of work, and whether you would consider being based elsewhere.

To find out more about the role click the job description, then click APPLY to start your candidate experience today!


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • A comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • Career progression
  • Starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • Staff physio service
  • Gym membership
  • NHS discounts and many more.


Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

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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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