Forensic Practitioner

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a thoughtful, skilled and knowledgeable practitioner to join the Forensic Outreach Liaison Service (FOLS). The post covers Hull, East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire.

The Forensic Outreach and Liaison Service (FOLS) works to reduce or safely manage behaviour amongst people with a learning disability (LD) and/or autism which may put members of the public at risk and would otherwise lead to contact with the criminal justice system or admission to a secure hospital.

This is delivered through the six core functions of the service:
  • Forensic risk assessment and management.
  • Offence specific therapeutic interventions and treatments.
  • Case management.
  • Training to internal & external agencies.
  • Consultation.
  • In-reach to ensure safe and timely discharge.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a thoughtful, reflective practitioner who is able to build meaningful therapeutic relationships with clients, carers and providers. The post holder will develop good working relationships within mainstream Learning Disability services and other partnership organisations across various sectors.

The post holder will have a good understanding of approaches to supporting clients with complex needs in inpatient and community settings, and will provide training, consultation and interventions related to this. This includes working closely with families and carers.

The Forensic Practitioner holds a caseload of clients and supports their pathways out of secure settings into the community, and also supports individuals in the community to try and prevent contact with the criminal justice system or secure services. The post requires significant skill in professional liaison, diplomacy and communication.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective, and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

To find out more about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children, and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You will join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

We Trust recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifictions & Knowledge Essential
  • Professional qualification relevant to practice area, with study to degree level with evidence of additional post graduate study
  • Registered practitioner with professional body
  • Understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application clinical practice
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit
  • Relevant forensic experience in a range of settings
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Ability to develop and maintain multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships
  • Training or qualification in the delivery of therapeutic intervention
Skills and Competencies Essential
  • Ability to manage own time and projects effectively
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • Ability to commute between the various sites
  • Ability to manage the requirement for frequent concentration in an unpredictable working environment

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