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Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Band 6

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Liaison and Diversion Practitioner
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
373-SMH0330-A RR
Courts and Custody Environments Cheshire predominantly chester area
East, Central & West Cheshire
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
07/06/2020 23:59

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside.

We provide physical and mental health services, as well as learning disabilities, to a total population of around one million people.

Situated near two thriving cities in Liverpool and Manchester, CWP operates from 66 sites across Cheshire and Merseyside, including Wirral, Chester, Winsford, Crewe, Macclesfield, Sefton and Trafford.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running and committed to delivering person centred care.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated CWP as ‘Good’ overall, ‘better’ for treatments and ‘Outstanding’ for care.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you. 

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care.

Visit our ‘Working for us’ pages at www.cwp.nhs.uk to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate to join the Liaison and Diversion Team.

The post holder will be based within the custody and court environments working on a rotational basis covering East, Central and West Cheshire area within CWP.

Working hours are 8 am-10 pm seven days a week including, Court hours  Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30 and Saturday pace court on a rotational basis.  

The successful candidate will work closely with other members of the team but will be expected to work autonomously and as a lone practitioner. You will be expected to provide early intervention, rapid screening/assessments, diversions, liaison and clinical support to individuals with mental health, learning disabilities, substance misuse and other vulnerabilities through the Criminal Justice Process. In addition to community services you will also liaise directly with police, prisons; National Probation Service; CRCs Community Rehabilitation Companies; Housing, Drug and Alcohol Service; Legal Teams and other agencies.

Excellent communication, report writing and assessment skills are essential for this post. You will also be expected to communicate verbally within the court arena. We are looking for a highly skilled and competent practitioner, who is motivated and committed to delivering quality and evidence based care. Applicants should have sound working knowledge of the Mental Health Act.

Applicants should have post registration clinical experience and be able to demonstrate the appropriate skills needed to provide an outstanding service. We are looking for individuals who are flexible and conscientious team members.

As part of this role/recruitment process, extended police vetting will also be required in addition to the CWP standard DBS checks which can take up to 12 weeks to obtain.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Christina Bromfield:  c.bromfield@nhs.net, Tel 07833482703