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Band 6 Senior Criminal Justice Liaison Service Practitioner

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you looking for a role to diversify your skill set?

Are you looking for a role that is unique and dynamic where no two days are the same?

Do you relish a challenge and an opportunity to make real differences to people's lives?

Do you have an interest in working with people engaged with the Criminal Justice System?

This is the role for you.

Main duties of the job

A great opportunity has arisen for experienced Registered Mental Health Professional to join the Liaison and Diversion Service, (LaDS).

You will be one of the following: a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Learning Disability Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker trained in Mental Health.

LaDS is an all age, all vulnerability service working in Police Custody Suites and Courts in the Wiltshire area. We are an assessment service who work closely with the Police and other CJS professionals to ensure the most effective pathway is for people in custody who may be vulnerable, or suffering mental health problems.

We work with service users with a range of vulnerabilities and you will need to be able to confidently assess various needs in potentially difficult circumstances. You must be able to work with individuals experiencing mental health crisis, learning disabilities, drug and alcohol misuse, and extreme emotional distress.

About us

Not quite ready for a Band 6 role but really want to develop into one in the next 6 to 12 months? Please still apply. We cansupport you to achieve a band 6 role following the completion of a successful induction and training period.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The aim of this role is to facilitate the following:
  • Improved communication as a result of partnership working
  • Improved police confidence in dealing with persons suffering with mental health issues
  • Faster response to deal with those suffering from mental health problems
  • Improved information sharing between agencies
  • Improved patient outcomes and experience
  • Improved working relationships between Police and Health Services
  • Direct access to Mental Health Services

Person Specification

Personal Statement


  • Identifies a rationale/interest for wishing to work the custody/court setting
  • Ability to travel a wide geographical area with limited access to public transport.
  • Self awareness and emotional resilience when faced with difficult and demanding situations.



  • Registered as a mental health practitioner with professional qualifications in a relevant field
  • current registration with NMC or HCPC without restriction
  • Experience of working with individuals with complex and diverse needs including enduring mental health needs and dual diagnosis



  • Significant post-qualifying clinical experience obtained in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrates significant experience in the assessment and risk management of complex cases.


  • Experience of working within the criminal justice system



  • Experience of managing own caseload and ability to priorities within that.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to carry out assessments requiring intense and prolonged concentration in stressful situations



  • Able to articulate an advanced and detailed understanding of relevant legal frameworks
  • Demonstrates a clear knowledge and understanding of the issues and Statutory processes

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