Specialist Practitioner

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Preston
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
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Department/ Base: Liaison & Diversion Team Preston Police Station

Band 6 Specialist Mental Health Practitioner

Specialist Liaison & Diversion Practitioner:

Essential: Registered Healthcare Practitioner; Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Registered Nurse, Learning Disability or Social Worker or Registered Nurse (RGN) or Occupational Therapist or Speech Language and Communication Therapist

Desirable: Experience and knowledge of Liaison and Diversion and/or with specialist knowledge and experience of working with groups likely to be disadvantaged by their involvement in the justice system

Main duties of the job

The Liaison & Diversion service operates an All Age (from age of criminal responsibility - 10yrs), all Vulnerability model based on the National Liaison & Diversion operating model produced by NHS England.

The Liaison and Diversion Specialist Practitioner is someone with a clinical qualification and experience and knowledge of Liaison and Diversion and/or with specialist knowledge and experience of working with groups likely to be disadvantaged by their involvement in the justice system.

Specialist Liaison and Diversion Practitioner, a professionally registered practitioner to work within the Criminal Justice Pathway, providing assessment of Mental Health, Learning Disability, Complex Health and social needs and Capacity, liaison, referral and guidance for persons who have come to the attention of the Criminal Justice Agencies.

Important: This post is requires successful candidates to undergo Level 3 Vetting from the Lancashire constabulary from which you will be working, of which clearance is essential in order to fulfil the role.

All posts are subject to the nationally agreed Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £50. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months' salary.

This vacancy may close early if sufficient application are received so please apply early

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification Education Essential
  • Registered Healthcare Practitioner; Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Registered Nurse, Learning Disability or Social Worker or Registered Nurse (RGN) Or Occupational Therapist or Speech Language and Communication Therapist
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Degree qualification in relevant subject or demonstrable evidence or equivalent experience relevant to field of practice.
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of the Trusts information sharing protocols
  • Be compliant and competent with regards to Information governance including Data Protection Act
  • Knowledge and understanding of Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE)
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience within their field of specialism or 12 months relevant experience of providing care in a community, criminal justice or secure setting.
  • Able to take responsibility for decision making in unpredictable work contexts
  • Demonstrate leadership skills within mental health, learning disability or liaison and diversion services


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