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Band 7 Senior Practitioner -Liaison and Diversion

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to welcome a Senior Practitioner to work within the Prison Liaison team with the award winning Birmingham and Solihull Liaison and Diversion Team.

This role sits within the multidisciplinary team of practitioners working within the Birmingham and Solihull Liaison and Diversion Team. The post holder will case manage the Prison Pathway of this service and provide the expertise to the prisoners supported by this pathway. The post holder will need post qualification experience as well as experience of the Criminal Justice System .

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide leadership to the Prison Liaison and Court Team.

The successful candidate will provide managerial support to the Prison Pathway supporting caseload reviews and formulating and supporting packages of support.

The post holder will provide excellent inter agency and liaison skills, and offer specialist clinical advice to the Crown Prosecution Service, Probation, Police and others to assist in making recommendations to the Court.

The post holder will be expected to support other areas of the service in both custody, court, HMP Birmingham and Community setting in order to undertake comprehensive assessments within the wider Liaison and Diversion.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

** Please Note: This post is subject to Level 2 Police Vetting clearance / You will also be required to undergo vetting in relation to accessing HMP estates **

The successful candidate will need to submit an application for police vetting. Once this has been returned clear, you will be able to progress with scheduling a start date. The process can take up to 3 months - depending on West Midlands Police.

Person Specification essential Essential
  • Professional registration
  • Experience of working in secure or offender health/ extensive knowledge of the Criminal Justice system
  • Experience of working at band 6 level
  • Extensive post registration experience
  • experience of working in community and case management
  • good IT knowledge

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