Integrated Offender Health - Practitioner

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for motivated registered practitioners to join our developing Integrated offender Health service, The service is delivered in partnership provided by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) and North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT) that brings together the following existing services into a single integrated offer:
  • Liaison & Diversion - assesses vulnerable individuals with complex needs being brought into the criminal justice system, having been accused of criminal activity including but not limited to support with mental health or a learning disability, alcohol or substance misuse, homelessness, financial needs or social difficulties.
  • Mental Health Treatment Requirements - Supports the mental health and wellbeing through access to primary level psychological treatments as a sentencing option to address potential contributory factors to someone's offending
  • RECONNECT - seeks to improve the continuity of care of vulnerable people leaving prison by working with them before they leave and supporting their transition to community-based services.

Main duties of the job

Those who come into contact with the criminal justice system are far more likely to have unmet health and social care needs than the general population. By understanding and addressing those needs, we can reduce reoffending and help our service users on their recovery journey. The role is primarily will be based within the Liaison and Diversion pathway working within busy custody and magistrates court environments. You will offer trauma informed screenings and assessments of those in contact with the Criminal Justice System (CJS) in order to make recommendations to allow that individual to engage with the CJS process, support CJS agencies in making informed decisions about that individual, ensure the flow of information between appropriate agencies and signpost/ make referrals to address any unmet needs.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving

Job description

Job responsibilities

Strong engagement, assessment and risk management skills are essential as well as the ability to engage and form strong relationships with partner agencies. Team service operates from 8am 8pm 7 days a week, so duties would include weekend working and the opportunities of long days. Police custody can be a very busy and dynamic environment requiring calm risk informed decision making skills.

Job offer would be subject to enhanced police vetting.

Person Specification



  • A relevant Nursing or Allied Health Professional (e.g. Occupational Therapy/Social Work) degree / diploma level qualification or equivalent
  • Valid Registration with the relevant governing body for the profession and conforms with the requirements.



  • Experience of working with a range of vulnerabilities which may include mental health, physical health, learning disabilities, abuse, addiction and social issues.



  • Awareness of harassment, social exclusion issues and the effects of person and institutional discrimination
  • Skills in assessing, planning and evaluating mental health care/treatment interventions

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


The Hope Centre



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