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Band 6 Health and Justice Vulnerability Service

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Perry Barr, Birmingham
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a experienced Healthcare professional: registered with a professional body looking for a new and exciting challenge working with individuals who have come in to contact with the criminal justice system? If so, this job could be perfect for you!

BSMHFT are currently recruiting for a experienced Band 6 Practitioners to join the Health and Justice Vulnerability Service.

The successful candidates will have the exciting opportunity to work within Perry Barr and Stechford Custody Suites as well as supporting other areas of the service on a ad hoc basis

We are looking for experienced, versatile, motivated , qualified nurses, social workers or allied health professionals with post qualification experience to deliver a service to vulnerable individuals who are often the most marginalised within society. You will offer them hope and support in reducing their health inequalities and support with diversion away from the criminal justice system.

We have a committed, motivated, hardworking and skilled team and offer excellent career progression opportunities. The team holds a strong recovery focused ethos, and you will hold an integral role working alongside partner agencies, including the police, probation, court staff and third sector organisations to help those accessing the service obtain positive outcomes.

Main duties of the job

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extensive post qualification experience working in a range of settings of at least 12 months,
  • To be a strong team player and able to work autonomously,
  • Abilities to work collaboratively with partner agencies
  • Be a suitablyqualified professional(Nurse, Social Worker,SALT, OT etc)
  • Be able to identify, assess and support onward referrals for vulnerable individuals
  • To demonstrate sound assessment skills to inform clinical decision making and risk formulations.
  • To be able to inform and promote decision making around those with complex care needs (mental health, substance misuse, homelessness, learning disability, youth or any other vulnerability).

The aim of the service is to
  • Improve access to healthcare and support services for vulnerable individuals and a reduction in health inequalities
  • Divert individuals, where appropriate, out of the youth and criminal justice systems into health, social care or other supportive services
  • Deliver efficiencies within the youth and criminal justice systems
  • Reduce re-offending or escalation of offending behaviours

We recognise that this is a bespoke role and would strongly encourage that individuals looking to apply reach out to Custody Lead J.Niblett to discuss the role further.

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.

Person Specification



  • Current Professional Registration - including Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychology, RMN(H) RLDN or other allied health professional relevant to the role (degree level).



  • oAbility to promote recovery as an embedded part of the philosophy of the individual and team.
  • Ability to screen referrals and clarify when consultation is appropriate and/or onward to referral to specialist services is needed.


  • Understanding of multiple and complex needs



  • oExtensive experience of working in mental health as a qualified professional


  • Experience working within the criminal justice system.Experience working in both community and in-patient settings (2)Experience in caseload management

Analytical and judgement skill


  • oAbility to analyse complex facts and situations, making clinical interpretations and formulating outcomes with corresponding follow-up

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Perry Barr Custody Suite/Stechford Custody

Holford Drive

Perry Barr, Birmingham

B42 2TU

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