Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our award winning London Liaison and Diversion Service, supporting people in the criminal justice system. Liaison and Diversion is the national flagship programme from NHS England, created to address health inequities and to offer people better health and justice outcomes. Together’s service is commissioned by NHS England as part of that programme.

You will be working at a London Court in close collaboration with our partners, in health and social care including local authorities and other charities. You will assess, liaise, refer and provide guidance for people who have become involved with criminal justice seeking outcomes that are person-centred and appropriate for the individual. It is a 9am-5pm role, with no shifts or weekend working required.

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and will benefit from being part of a dynamic and growing organisation. Together is committed to supporting Continued Professional Development (CPD) for our staff and the organisation provides a comprehensive induction and training package. Monthly supervision sessions are held, as well as monthly reflective practice sessions, facilitated by a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist.

The ideal candidate would be someone who is a registered health care practitioner, with an interest and training in mental health. Previous experience working in allied health roles such as Mental Health Nursing; Psychology, Social Work and Occupational Therapy will be beneficial to applications. We welcome those working towards HCPC qualification. Previously people in practitioner roles have used the experience they gained for other forensic job roles and built on for further qualifications. We can support you with completing Qualification in Forensic Psychology (Stage 2).

Candidates should have experience in undertaking specialist mental health assessments and have a sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act, the Mental Capacity Act and the criminal justice system.

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