Senior Liaison and Diversion Practitioner | North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 10 July 2020
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 09 August 2020
Location: Manchester, M60 1PR
Company: North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 2458317/329-WIG628

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Senior Liaison and Diversion Practitioner - 30 hours - Permanent

Greater Manchester Integrated Health Liaison and Diversion Partnership

Committed to delivering outstanding care?

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is proud to invite applications from experienced and committed individuals to join the Greater Manchester Liaison and Diversion Service.

This ageless service will provide access to appropriately skilled and compassionate professionals in police custody suites and at courts across Greater Manchester.

The successful applicant will work to support the better identification of mental vulnerability for children and adults who are coming into contact with the criminal justice system. Working as part of a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team, the successful candidate will provide screening and formal assessments that recognise when significant need or risk requires addressing. This will inform the Criminal Justice process and support individuals to access appropriate services in a timely manner.

We would like to hear from you if:
• You are a registered health or social care professional
• You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have experience of delivering care and working with potentially vulnerable individuals in a range of settings
• You are committed to improving opportunities for individuals in contact with the criminal justice system
• You have experience of delivering mental health, learning disability or children’s services and have a good working knowledge of how health and social care services are delivered in a community setting
• You are able to identify risk and support the management of risk in a proportionate and defensible manner
• You have an understanding of, or experience of, the interface between Health and Social Care and the Criminal Justice System
• You can identify need, assess, plan and deliver care with compassion in a sometimes pressured environment
• You are able to formulate, advocate and support individuals to negotiate sometimes complex pathways of care and support
• You have good IT skills
• You have the means to work in a flexible manner across multiple sites.

This post is subject to GM Non Police Personnel Vetting and an enhanced with children’s and adults barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.

This advert closes on Friday 24 Jul 2020

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