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Liaison and Diversion RECONNECT Mental Health Practitioner | Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 21 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £35,392 - £42,618 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 July 2024
Location: Liverpool, L20 3XX
Company: Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 6416052/350-MHC6245068-A


Merseyside Liaison and Diversion RECONNECT - Mental Health Practitioner

This pose is fixed term until 30/09/2025

We are looking for a Mental Health Practitioner to join our Reconnect team within the Liaison and Diversion Team.

Liaison and Diversion is a process of supporting people coming through the criminal justice system, and diverting people from this pathway where possible through engagement with service users with vulnerabilities. A significant part of the role is liaising with criminal justice system stakeholders and colleagues to provide advice, guidance and support.

RECONNECT is a care after custody service that seeks to improve the continuity of care of people leaving prison or an immigration removal centre (IRC) with an identified health need. This involves working with them before they leave to support their transition to community-based services.

This post is subject to Police Vetting and an enhanced with children’s and adult’s barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and full NPPV Level 2 Police Vetting.

We would encourage all applicants to contact the team to discuss the role. Please make contact on 07554574960 and ask to speak with one of our practitioners.

Shortlisting planned for: 24 July 2024

Interview planned for: 31 July 2024

Liaison and diversion and RECONNECT is a process whereby people of all ages with mental health problems, learning disabilities, substance misuse problems and other vulnerabilities are identified and assessed as early as possible as they pass through the youth and adult criminal justice systems.

You will be expected to work in court, police custody suites and HMP Walton and Altcourse. this role includes working across as well as the wider mental health systems and urgent care division.

You will be a registered practitioner within mental health (Allied Health Professions: Mental Health Nurse; Social Worker; Occupational Therapist; Learning disability Nurse) with demonstrable extensive post registration experience. You will have experience in undertaking specialist mental health assessments and have a sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act/Capacity Act and criminal justice systems

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

To understand the full duties of this new role please refer to the specific job outline attached.

Please ensure that you evidence in your supporting information how you meet the person specification for both the generic and the specific job outlines.

Please note, this post is subject to Level 2 Police Vetting Clearance (Outcome determined by Merseyside Police)

If you are shortlisted we encourage all applicants to arrange an informal conversation with the team before attending for interview. You can also contact the team prior to submitting an application if you require anyfurtherinformation.

This advert closes on Tuesday 23 Jul 2024