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Band 6 Practitioner - Custody

Employer
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Middlewich, Cheshire
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the new expanded Liaison and Diversion Service. The posts will be based in Middlewich custody suite but with the expectation to be flexible and cover the custody suites based in Runcorn and Chester if required.This post will increase the capacity of the existing L& D team and will be working closely with the current staff.This role will include providing high quality assessments for people who are in the criminal justice system. The service will be delivered to peoples who present with any vulnerability including but not limited to mental health, physical health, learning disability, head injury, unemployment, housing, educational needs etc.The successful applicant must hold a professional qualification.The successful applicants must be experienced in risk assessment, highly motivated and someone who is looking for a new challenge and have the skills to make a difference.Due to the nature of the work this post will be subject to police vetting.Travel between criminal justice settings in Cheshire may be required.

Main duties of the job

1. Working in a Health and Justice Service in a Cheshire custody suite responsible for offering high quality clinical service to patients and their families.2. Assess patient's individual care needs, agree, and refer on to appropriate agency.3. Responsible for clinical and caseload supervision of other team members where identified.4. Liaising with multiple criminal justice services and other external partners.5. Identify, assess, and refer people of all ages with a wide range of vulnerabilities when they are in contact with the justice system.6. Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring, and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.7. Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.8. Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on service users' presentation and progress.9. Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of process, as part of Liaison and Diversion Service.10. Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at a team level.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the newly expanded Liaison and Diversion Service. The post will be based in Middlewich custody suite.This post will increase the capacity of the existing L& D team and will be working closely with the current staff.

The post holder will require professional registration RMN/RGN/SW/AHPThe Post holder will be expected to conduct high quality assessments within a custody setting with people who are in contact with the criminal justice system. The service will be delivered to people who present with any vulnerability including but not limited to mental health, physical health, learning disability, head injury, unemployment, housing, educational needs etc.

The post holder will be required to work autonomously within this role and be accountable for managing referrals prioritising referrals and ensuring clinical and electronic record keeping standards are adhered too.

The successful applicants must be experienced in risk assessment, highly motivated and someone who is looking for a new challenge and have the skills to make a difference.The successful applicant would need to be skilled to work with people of different ethnicities and backgrounds and experience of working with both adults and children/youths is desirable.

Due to the nature of work, this post is subject to successful police vetting.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Registered Mental Health Nurse / Learning Disability Nurse / Registered General Nurse on NMC Register.
  • Registered OT, Speech and Language Therapist or Social Worker.


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience with working with Clients experiencing mental health related difficulties.
  • Experience of working with Clients who have difficulty in engaging with services and have complex health & social needs.
  • Experience of assessing, planning, co-ordinating and managing people with vulnerabilities in a community setting.


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Essential

  • Knowledge of the Mental Health NICE Guidelines & Knowledge of NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Understanding of the principles of the Care Programme Approach and Community Care Act.
  • Knowledge of the wide range of statutory independent and third sector service provision for adults with mental ill health Skills of assessing, planning and evaluating care, for people with mental health related difficulties, utilising the principles of Recovery.


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Team player, Integrity, Negotiation skills, good time management /organisation skills.


Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Middlewich custody suite

Middlewich, Cheshire

CW10 0GY

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301-SB-24-6407281

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