Criminal Justice Liaison Practitioner - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 6 Liaison and Diversion Mental Health Practitioner needed to cover Coventry and Warwickshire Justice Centres - To Cover Coventry & Warwickshire

You will work alongside key stakeholders such as the Police, Magistrates and the Probation services.

You will assess vulnerable people that come through the criminal justice system at the earliest time possible, so that they can be diverted where there are no public protection issues and liaise with other services who may be able to offer ongoing support.

You will work on the front-line where your professional skills and expertise will provide dynamic advice, guidance and decision making, so you can provide a person centered response to those in need and to support key stakeholders to make informed decisions

Are you ready to take on the challenge and help to make a real difference to people's lives, and work in a dynamic and exciting environment?

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Working with key stakeholders, good collaborative working.

Holistic assessment and assessment of risks.

Communicating with all

Adherence to pathways of care

Please note many Trust interviews are taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

About us

Small team of 24 working within this specialist area of Liaison and Diversion - Soon to expand to include Peer workers

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Is this you?

Experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse or social worker with a mental health background

Are able to demonstrate a commitment to high quality care and service provision, Have the ability to work flexibly and work as part of a multi-agency team?

Have the ability to assess and formulate risk plans?

Have enhanced communication and inter-personal skills?

And happy to be police vetted?

Then we would like to hear from you!

The service operates 7 days a week, on a rotational basis. There are three aspects to the service:

Custody Hours: 07:30 to 8pm 7 days a week

Court Hours: 08:30 to 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Outreach service: 08:30 to 4:30pm Monday to Friday

For further information about this post please research NHSE Liaison and Diversion services and follow the link below to see our newly released Coventry and Warwickshire Trust film. The interview will be based on your research and understanding of the Liaison and Diversion services.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current Professional Registration - including Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, or other allied health professional relevant to mental health (degree level)
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • An understanding of PACE, MAPPA,NICE Guidelines in relation to this area of practice
  • Ability to screen referrals and clarify when consultation is appropriate and/or onward to referral to specialist services is needed.
  • Excellent written communication skills
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working in mental health as a qualified professional
  • Experience of working autonomously and making decisions around patient care particularly around risk assessment/management
  • Ability to liaise effectively with statutory and voluntary services
  • Proven ability to work with other professional groups within and outside of NHS
Other Essential
  • Car owner / driver

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