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Community Practitioner

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion:

Due to additional funding from NHS England, opportunities have arisen within the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion adult pathway, working with individuals in the criminal justice system.

This is an opportunity to work within a unique service, working across the footprint of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

The role involves working inside Northumbria Police custody suites and Magistrates Courts.

The successful candidate will work within a 7 day rota (7am - 7pm) in police custody and court.

The successful candidate will work closely with other agencies in criminal justice, such as Police, Courts, Probation Services etc.

In addition to enhanced DBS clearance, it is essential successful candidate passes NPPV2 Police Vetting.

Main duties of the job

To provide assessment of adults within the Criminal Justice System, ensuring that their mental health, learning disability or other identified health or social needs are considered.

To ensure that all referrals, assessments, interventions and care delivery programmes are evidence based and in line with Trust guidelines, policies and best practice documents.

To ensure effective links with all Criminal Justice agencies and complementary support services, and to ensure that people access these services when required.

To ensure an assertive response to people presenting in the Criminal Justice System, who need a mental health assessment.

To provide professional and clinical direction to members of Magistrates Court, Court cell security officers, Police and all others involved in the Criminal Justice System.

To produce written assessment reports, action plans/recommendations to partner agencies within the criminal justice system.

To act as a focal point within the community and provide effective coordination and communication between those involved in the Criminal Justice system and mental health and social care, including supporting, informing and advising carers.

To act as liaison with local prisons regarding risks, vulnerabilities and suicide prevention of persons remanded or sentenced to custody.

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note to apply for this role you must have the right to work in the UK. CNTW NHS Foundation Trust will not provide sponsorship for this role.

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 16th November 2023

Closing date : 30th November 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • 12-24 months minimum post registration experience
  • First Level Registered Nurse RNMH, RMN, RNLD or equivalent first level qualification e.g. Social Worker, OT, Clinical Psychologist, other.
  • Evidence of post-registration training in clinical/ psychological interventions / skills relevant to the post.


  • Experience working with Criminal Justice System

Additional Requirements


  • Able to travel to all areas of Northumberland and Tyne & Wear at short notice

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience assessing and recording risk

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


St Nicholas Hospital

Jubilee Road



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