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. Important:
This post is requires successful candidates to undergo Level 2 Vetting
from Cumbria constabulary from which you will be working, of which clearance is essential
in order to fulfil the role.
Main duties of the job
- To support junior colleagues and provide high level supervision and support with clinical practice.
- To oversee case management of caseloads within the team, offering regular guidance and support to junior staff. To delegate daily tasks on shift
- To deputise for the team manager, supervising staff on shift. .
- To undertake screening assessments of Adults and children aged 10 years and over, within the community or criminal justice setting.
- Obtain valid consent for healthcare investigations within a criminal justice setting ? Utilising identified all vulnerability and age appropriate screening tools.
- Assess risk to self and others, using five 5P Risk Formulation.
- To gather pertinent information from a variety of sources, including the service user, carers and other Health and Social Care and criminal justice Professionals.
- To identify unmet vulnerabilities and needs that may include some of the following:
- Mental Health concerns o Capacity issues o Acquired Brain Injury
- Learning difficulty/Disability o Accommodation issues o Educational needs
- Speech Language and Communication needs o Financial difficulties including debt
- Substance Misuse o Autism o ADHD
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/Qualfications Essential
- Professional recognised qualification such as RMN, Learning Disability Nurse, Social Worker, and Occupational Therapist.
- Ideally AYSE or preceptorship. IT knowledge/ experience
- Two years post qualifying experience.
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