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Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker?

Do you enjoy working collaboratively with other agencies?

Are you a team player who can work independently?

Would you like to work in a challenging and rewarding role?

The North Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion service are recruiting mental health workers. Liaison and diversion provides a stimulating and rewarding work environment. We work with vulnerable people aged 10 or over who are currently in, or at risk of entering the criminal justice system. We have an inclusive person centred approach, working with partner agencies Spectrum and Humankind. The team includes registered staff, support workers, navigators and peer support apprentices.

Main duties of the job

You will be based within the North Yorkshire Police catchment area. We have bases at Harrogate, York and Scarborough police stations, your base will be agreed at interview.

You will be responsible for coordinating the assessment of new and existing service users. You will need to have good assessment skills, be able to work independently and have good IT skills.

Your duties will include:

o Providing support and advice to colleagues in the criminal justice system

o Face to face assessments in the police station and the magistrates' court

o Providing follow-up after release

o Liaising with local mental health services

o Acting as shift coordinator

o Providing clinical supervision

About us

Why choose TEWV?

We're committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Valuing our staff

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

Investors in people

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

Disability Confident Scheme

We are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme. This means we have to demonstrate that we're taking positive action to attract, recruit and retain disabled people

Continuously improving services

We have an award-winning system for delivering efficiency through clinician-led quality improvements. We invest in your training and development

All staff who join us are provided with a comprehensive induction programme, starting on their first day of employment.

Continuous professional development is important to us.

Once you're comfortable in your new role, you and your manager will work collaboratively to form a Personal Development Plan (PDP), your personal career aspirations are taken into account and the trust will provide you with the resources you need to develop.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying. Please contact Rachel Snowden for more information.

Person Specification



  • Current professional registration with appropriate body in healthcare or social work.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Certificate in teaching & assessing in clinical practice as appropriate to own profession
  • Clinical Supervisor.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor (or equivalent) or must be achieved within agreed timescale
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area



  • Significant experience working with people with complex mental ill health, behavioural and social issues.
  • Experience of working with children and young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team and partnership working in a multiagency environment e.g. police, probation service.
  • Quality improvement activities


  • Leadership or management experience
  • Experience in forensic mental health or working with offenders.



  • Good understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the roles and responsibilities of those working within it.
  • Clinical Risk Assessment and Management and its application in practice



  • Provide leadership and monitor, co-ordinate and prioritise the activities of a team.
  • Complete assessments of clients with complex mental health needs using evidence-based tools
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to clients, carers/families and all services within the Criminal Justice Pathway

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Fulford Road Police Station

Fulford Road


YO10 4BY

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