Band 6 Youth Outreach Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham & Solihull
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a experienced Registered Health Care Professional looking for a new challenge working with young individuals who have come in to contact with the criminal justice system? If so, this job could be perfect for you!Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust are currently recruiting for experienced professionally qualified nurses, social workers or allied health professionals to join their award winning Liaison & Diversion Team. This is an exciting and dynamic role incorporating clinical assessment skills, community outreach work, case load management and close working with our partnership agencies including The Aston Villa Foundation.

The successful candidate will be working predominantly in the community across Birmingham and at a range of bases including Police Custody, Birmingham Courts and HMP Birmingham.We are looking to welcome a versatile and motivated individual who has experience working with young people in the community. The ideal candidate will be confident in identifying and managing risks, in order to help deliver a diversionary service to vulnerable young people who are often most at risk of exploitation and violence within our community. 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, to help young people accessing the service obtain positive outcomes.

Main duties of the job

For the role you will need:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with partner agencies and maintain a successful relationship with our partner agencies such as the Aston Villa Foundation
  • Be a suitably qualified professional(Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist)
  • To be able to identify risk, inform and promote decision making around those with complex care needs (mental health, substance misuse, homelessness, learning disability, exploitationor any other vulnerability).
  • To be a strong team player and able to work autonomously,

The aim of the scheme 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

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.

** Please Note: This post is subject to Level 2 Police Vetting clearance **

The successful candidate will need to submit an application for police vetting.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Current Professional Registration - HCPC, RLDN, RNM
  • Extensive post qualification experience within community and/or forensic services
  • Understanding of multiple and complex needs in young people
  • Experience of working in CJS or Youth services as a qualified professional
  • Experience in risk assessment
  • Experience in caseload management
  • Experience in line management

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