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Health and Justice Practitioner - Liaison and Diversion Pathway

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role )
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

If you recognise that a person's past experiences and needs can be a contributing factor to contact with the Criminal Justice System. And you recognise that individuals can be motivated and empowered to make positive changes and, in doing so, reduce the risk of reoffending. And you consider yourself to be proactive, forward thinking and enjoy working in a variety of settings (home, police stations, Court and community) please keep reading

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Health and Justice Service (Liaison and Diversion Pathway) for a Health & Justice Practitioner (RMN, RGN, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Speech and Language Therapist). The Health & Justice Service operates across West Mercia (Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire). The vacancy is within the Worcestershire area.

The Liaison and Diversion role demands good working relationship with the police and healthcare in custody, alongside other Criminal Justice Partners and wider agencies / services. The team is looking for a dynamic, proactive, enthusiastic and highly skilled professional who is confident to make sound clinical decisions and give appropriate recommendation.

Due to the working patterns, there is a high proportion of autonomous working within custody suites and courts across the Worcestershire area, this will include Kidderminster and Worcester.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Working in a Liaison & Diversion service in Worcestershire, with the flexibility of working across West Mercia Liaison & Diversion Services, dependent on skill and service need.
  • Delivering a high quality clinical service to patients and their families.
  • Managing complex assessment in court, custody suite and Outreach Service. Responsible for clinical and caseload supervision of other team members where identified.
  • Diverting and Liaising with multiple criminal police and other partners.
  • To provide written reports for Crown or Magistrates Courts or to attend and give verbal evidence as required. To offer considered recommendations to these bodies.
  • Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Assess patient's individual care needs, agree and refer on to appropriate agency.
  • Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
  • Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition
  • Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of process, as part of Liaison and Diversion Service.
  • Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level.
  • Assist in ensuring that the aims and objectives of the service (as set by the Team Leader) are fulfilled and to identify factors which may inhibit these from being achieved.
  • The post holder will be required to work within the HCPC Code of Practice and professional guidelines.
  • Maintain an up-to-date level of professional competence within the specific environment.

Assist in the implementation of evidence-based nursing practice and participate in research and other projects as required

Person Specification



  • Registered mental health Nurse on NMC Register
  • Post-registration experience, evidence of formal courses and training at diploma/degree level.
  • Registered Mentor
  • Registered with a professional body (OT, SALT, SW)


  • Leadership qualification
  • BSc degree in nursing or equivalent level
  • Experience of working in community setting and making decisions autonomously
  • Leadership qualification / existing accreditation relating to Practice Educator / Work Based Supervisor / AMHP



  • Conforms to NMC requirements


  • Experience of social work in other user groups/settings i.e. Children and Families, Learning Disabilities, Older Adults

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust





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