We are looking for a highly skilled and competent practitioner, who is motivated and committed to delivering quality and evidence based care to join our team. We are driven to reduce re offending and to ensure that people who come into contact with Criminal Justice Services are assessed and signposted to services to support any ongoing needs they may need addressing.Applicants should have post registration clinical experience and be able to demonstrate the appropriate skills needed to provide an outstanding service. We are looking for an individual who is a flexible and conscientious team member.
As part of this role/recruitment process, extended police vetting will also be required in addition to the CWP standard DBS checks which can take up to 12 weeks to obtain.
Main duties of the job
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate to join the Liaison and Diversion Team.The post holder will work within the custody and court environments covering East and West Cheshire. Main base for this post is Middlewich Custody Suite.Working hours are Custody- 7 am-10 pm seven days a weekThe successful candidate will work closely with other members of the team but will be expected to work autonomously and as a lone practitioner. You will be expected to provide early intervention, rapid screening/assessments, diversions, liaison and clinical support to individuals with mental health, learning disabilities, substance misuse and other vulnerabilities through the Criminal Justice Process. In addition to community services you will also liaise directly with police, prisons; National Probation Service; CRCs Community Rehabilitation Companies; Housing, Drug and Alcohol Service; Legal Teams and other agencies.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.
We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.
Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.
CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
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Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.
To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,
which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.
If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.
All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).
Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.
You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.
New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.
Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.
If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100 and quote the vacancy reference number.
Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Professional qualification registered on the appropriate part of the NMC/HCPC register with current NMC/HCPC registration.
- Post registration training in relevant field
- Leadership/Management training
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
- Awareness of children/vulnerable adults guidelines
- Knowledge or willingness to develop awareness of wider mental vulnerability as defined by PACE
- Understanding of the interface between health, social care and criminal justice services and a commitment to overcoming potential barriers.
- Experienced mental health, CAMHS or learning disability practitioner with a good working knowledge of how health and social care services are delivered in a community setting
- Experience of Multi-Disciplinary working
- Evidence of positive contribution to change management
- Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches
- Experience or knowledge/understanding of the Criminal Justice system and settings.
- Experience of working with children/young adults
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