Band 6 Liaison and Diversion Practitioner - Secure Services

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

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Prison and Forensic
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a experienced Healthcare professional (registered with a professional body) looking for a new challenge working with 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 a experienced Band 6 Practitioners to join their award winning Liaison & Diversion Team. .

The successful candidates will have the exciting opportunity to work across various criminal justice settings comprised of Perry Barr police custody block, Birmingham Magistrates and Crown Courts, Prison and Outreach in the community.We are looking for versatile, motivated , professionally qualified nurses, social workers or allied health professionals with post qualification experience to deliver a service to vulnerable individuals who are often the most marginalised within society. You will offer them hope that they can recover from their plight, leading in assisting them in their diversion away from the criminal justice system.

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, including the police, peer mentors, probation and court staff to help those accessing the service obtain positive outcomes.

Main duties of the job

For both roles you will need:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extensive post qualification experience working in a range of settings of at least 12 months,
  • To be a strong team player and able to work autonomously,
  • Abilities to work collaboratively with partner agencies
  • Be a suitablyqualified professional(Nurse, Social Worker,SALT, OT etc)
  • To be able to inform and promote decision making around those with complex care needs (mental health, substance misuse, homelessness, learning disability, youth or any other vulnerability).

The aim of the service 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 - including; Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychology, RMN(H) RLDN or other allied health professional relevant to the role (degree level).
  • oAbility to promote recovery as an embedded part of the philosophy of the individual and team.
  • Ability to screen referrals and clarify when consultation is appropriate and/or onward to referral to specialist services is needed.
  • Understanding of multiple and complex needs
  • oExtensive experience of working in mental health as a qualified professional
  • Experience working within the criminal justice system.Experience working in both community and in-patient settings (2)Experience in caseload management
Analytical and judgement skill Essential
  • oAbility to analyse complex facts and situations, making clinical interpretations and formulating outcomes with corresponding follow-up

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