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Specialist Practitioner/Deputy Team Leader

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Liaison and Diversion Deputy Team Leader/Specialist Practitioner is someone with a clinical qualification and experience and knowledge of Health and Social care and with specialist knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable groups and those likely to be disadvantaged by their involvement in the justice system.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work closely with the Team Manager providing day today supervision and support to the Liaison & Diversion Staff. Be a professionally registered practitioner to work within the Criminal Justice Pathway, providing triage assessment of people with multiple and often complex health, mental health and social needs/vulnerabilities.

Liaison & Diversion service will provide triage, identify unmet needs and vulnerabilities and offer; liaison, onward referral and guidance for persons who have come to the attention of the Criminal Justice Agencies. Whilst providing information to key criminal justice decision makers.

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

For more details on this vacancy please review the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 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)
  • Able to demonstrate a history of participating in clinical care improvement initiatives.
  • Knowledge of factors affecting the contemporary offender health agenda including Liaison & Diversion
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
  • Competent in Management or direction of others
  • Experience in promoting the development of others

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