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Liaison & Diversion Practitioner

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Hatfield Police Station, Comet Way, Hatfield AL10 9SJ, Hatfield
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum, pro rata. Includes Hi
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The developing Hertfordshire Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Team (CJLDT) are looking to recruit a Band 6 Liaison and Diversion Practitioner (Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Learning Disability Nurse, or occupational therapist). A new post has become available as the service is expanding.

The L&DS offer all-age triage and assessments in police custody and court, to people who may be presenting with a range of vulnerabilities which may include: mental illness, personality disorder, alcohol and substance use, homelessness, acquired brain injury, learning disabilities, autism, or other speech and language communication difficulties.

Following triage and assessment, the worker may make recommendations for safe and fair criminal justice processes and outcomes. This may require liaison with a range of allied professionals including the police, probation, solicitors, court judiciary, mental health teams, GP surgeries, local authorities, etc.

The service has its main base at Hatfield Police Station and satellite bases across Hertfordshire in police custody, the Magistrates’ Courts, and Crown Court; you will be expected to work across all bases. We will also be working with Voluntary Attendees. The service operates from 8am to 8pm seven days a week and you will be expected to be a part of a rota which will include working 11 hour shifts subject to negotiation and the demands of the service.

You will also have knowledge and/or experience of working with one or more of the above identified groups of people and this could be in the NHS, the Local Authority, CAMHS, or other services such as alcohol and substance misuse services. Most importantly, you will be dynamic and persevering in your work, be naturally enquiring and inquisitive, have excellent risk assessment and report writing skills, and the ability to quickly establish and develop rapport with service users and carers.

Appointment will be subject to successful Police vetting.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Nicola Morris Job title Team Leader Email address Telephone number 07789653971

Additional contact information

Robin Hall - 07766133667

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