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CAMHS Liaison and Diversion Practitioner

Job Reference: 449-CSP138-1

Solent NHS Trust
Childrens Portsmouth
£26,565 - £35,577

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, registered health care professional (mental health experience with children and young people), to join an established team to support the development and expansion of CAMHS within the Hampshire Liaison and Diversion Service. The CAMHS Liaison and Diversion Practitioner will assess offenders and advise Partner agencies on specific areas of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Misuse needs and the impact on their offending behaviour to help inform appropriate care and probation plans.

Do you possess excellent interpersonal and professional skills that enable you to challenge, motivate, influence and inspire your colleagues at all levels?

Do you enjoy working as part of a small, dedicated, friendly team and would like to take on the development of a new CAMHS provision?

Do you thrive working in an environment where no two days are the same, with clients who might have mental health problems and substance misuse problems and many other vulnerabilities as they pass through the youth and criminal justice systems?

Is it important to you to try to improve overall health outcomes for children and young people and to support them in the reduction of re-offending?

Can you see yourself in the role of the CAMHS Liaison and Diversion Practitioner; Working in partnership with Police, Probation,YOT, Her Majesties Court Service and Third Sector organisations in the assessment of offender’s mental health in various settings?

If the answer to all of these questions is yes, we could be looking for you!

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anna Walker

0300 1236632

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest and we are inundated with applications, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. In order to keep administration costs to a minimum, the receipt of your application will not be acknowledged. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected. Applicants from the Solent NHS Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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