Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Exciting opportunities have arisen for Mental health nurses & Learning Disability Nurses, social worker or OT to work in the Liaison and Diversion team based at Cleveland police custody suite, in Middlehaven Police station.

Liaison and Diversion is a vulnerability model service working with anyone from the age of 10 upwards who is involved in the criminal justice system.

The service provides assessment and liaison for people who are either currently in the criminal justice system or at risk of entering the criminal justice system in close collaboration with partner agencies.

The role entails completing assessments of mental health & vulnerabilities and short term follow up in the community.

You will be expected to work 4 shifts a week, 2 x 8am to 8pm and 2 x 8am to 4pm and working in the courts on a rotational basis. We do not do night shifts.

The successful applicant will be subject to enhanced police vetting.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the co-ordination and assessment of both new and existing service users within the magistrates court and police custody suites. They will be expected to demonstrate high quality assessment and leadership skills.

The post holder will offer advice and support to criminal justice staff. Carry out face to face assessments, follow up after release and facilitate access to appropriate local services.

You will act as shift co-ordinator and take on a day-to-day clinical supervisory role for colleagues including navigators, support workers, practitioner and peer mentor apprentices.

The post requires good IT skills, the ability to work flexibly and autonomously as well as contributing to an MDT approach. A strong understanding and commitment to team working is vital.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details: Kathryn Stevinson, ANP - 07584566356

Person Specification



  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession.
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health, behavioural and social issues.
  • Experience of working with children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team and partnership working in a multiagency environment e.g. police, probation service.
  • Quality improvement activities


  • Leadership or management experience
  • Experience in forensic mental health or working with offenders.



  • Good understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the roles and responsibilities of those working within it.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice



  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Complete assessments of clients with complex mental health needs using evidence-based tools
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to clients, carers/families and all services within the Criminal Justice Pathway

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Middlehaven Police Station

Bridge Street West



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