Senior Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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37.5 hours - Permanent - Central Hub

37.5 hours - Permanent - East Hub

Greater Manchester Integrated Health Liaison and Diversion Partnership

Committed to delivering outstanding care?

This ageless service will provide access to appropriately skilled and compassionate professionals in police custody suites and at courts across Greater Manchester.

The successful applicant will work to support the better identification of mental vulnerability for children and adults who are coming into contact with the criminal justice system. Working as part of a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team, the successful candidate will provide screening and formal assessments that recognise when significant need or risk requires addressing. This will inform the Criminal Justice process and support individuals to access appropriate services in a timely manner.

Main duties of the job

The Liaison and Diversion Senior Practitioner will function at a high competency level. He/she will have responsibility for actively participating as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team within the trust wide CJL Team. The post holder will:

Improve identification and screening of mental vulnerability in children and adults in contact with or at risk of involvement with the criminal justice system. .

Facilitate assessments in accordance with CPA, MHA, MCA, Equality Act 2010 and local and national service pathways.

Share relevant information with Criminal Justice decision makers, to inform charging, sentencing and diversion.

Support access to appropriate health and social care for individuals in contact with the criminal justice system.

Support and contribute to the management of risk to the public.

Positively contribute to the improvement of awareness and reduction of stigma in criminal justice, health and social care settings

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification registered on the appropriate part of the NMC/HCPC register with current
  • Assessor/Mentorship Training
  • Post registration training in relevant
  • Leadership/Management training
Experience Essential
  • Experienced mental health, CAMHS or learning disability practitioner with a good working knowledge of how health and social care services are delivered in a community setting
  • Experience of Multi-Disciplinary working
  • Evidence of positive contribution to change management
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches
  • Experience or knowledge/understanding of the Criminal Justice system and settings.
  • Experience of working with children/young adults
Skills Essential
  • Ability to work as part of an MDT
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Flexible and responsive approach to care
  • Ability to identify and support the management of risk to in a proportionate and defensible manner
  • Understanding and experience of delivering care with compassion in a sometimes pressured environment
  • Experience of the interface between Health Services and the Criminal Justice System
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in a safe and coordinated manner
  • Ability to promote, develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in health, social care and criminal justice settings
Knowledge Essential
  • Awareness of children/vulnerable adults guidelines
  • Knowledge or willingness to develop awareness of wider mental vulnerability as defined by PACE
  • Understanding of the interface between health, social care and criminal justice services and a commitment to overcoming potential barriers
Other Essential
  • oDemonstrate a commitment to respecting and displaying the Trust Values at all times

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