Liaison and Diversion Service Practitioner | East London NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 13 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £24,907 - £44,503 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 13 May 2021
Location: LUTON, LU1 2PJ
Company: East London NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3083901/363-BED8279

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The Bedfordshire and Luton Liaison and Diversion Service (L&DS) is looking to recruit a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) or Social Worker as a full time Band 6 L&DS Practitioner.

You will be a part of a rota which operates between 8am and 8pm 7 days a week. The hours are flexible where possible to support 12 hour shifts or 8 hour shifts. You will be expected to work one weekend a month subject to service needs. Your work will include undertaking holistic assessments of detained people in Luton and Kempston police custody. An ability to quickly and easily establish rapport, to understand the assessment and management of risk and to write high quality reports is essential. An understanding of the criminal justice system is preferred but not essential. Experience working with people who may have autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, intellectual disabilities, children and young people is also desirable.

We are looking for someone who embraces and has experience of collaborative working with partner agencies, service users and carers and who has a keen interest in working with Police and other public sector organisations. You will need to be resilient and have the ability and confidence to work with a high level of autonomy.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Karen Weir on 07432 657 734

This advert closes on Tuesday 27 Apr 2021

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