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Specialist Liaison & Diversion Practitioner

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-394-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Liaison & Diversion
£31,365 to £37,890 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic practitioners to join our team in Hull and Humberside.

Are you looking to expand your knowledge and skill base working within a challenging environment?

If you have answered yes then we have an exciting opportunity for you.

What's the job?
With our Partners, Community Links, we deliver we deliver transformational Liaison and Diversion services in police custody suites, courts and community. We offer support for people with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety and depression, psychosis, alcohol and substance misuse, complex needs and personality disorder. You'll be helping us provide a seamless service to ensure the most vulnerable get the support and signposting they need.

The service aim is to provide holistic care to our service users, whilst helping to address the factors that increase their risk to re-offend. The environment can be fast paced and challenging.

If you feel you have the relevant experience and skill set, then we would welcome your application.

Your duties will include:
. conducting comprehensive assessments to identify and implement care plans and appropriate interventions in custody, court and community settings
. providing advice and guidance to custody staff regarding the care of the detainee whilst in police custody referring to other services as appropriate
. making appropriate referrals to support services in the area
. supervise junior members of the team
. shift co-ordination tasks

The post holders will be required to work from Hull and Grimsby custody suites and across the region. Operating hours will be 8am to 6pm, Monday - Friday, 8am-4.30pm on the weekend. Staff will be required to work a 6 week shift pattern which covers the opening hours.

We offer a thorough training programme that is tailored to the individual's experience and needs.

Who are you?
You will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, with a critical understanding of detailed theoretical and practical knowledge, are specialist and/or have management and leadership responsibilities. Demonstrate initiative and are creative in finding solutions to problems. Some responsibility for team performance and service development and consistently undertake self- development. A depth of knowledge and understanding which enables the post holder to perform at a high level of practice, take a leadership role, use and develop evidence to inform their practice, and deal with complex, unpredictable environments. They will have their own caseload or work area responsibilities and responsibility for oversight of the team clinical caseload. A professional qualification and/or significant experience of working with people, particularly people with vulnerabilities in the justice system, plus a qualification in a relevant field.

You are flexible, in order to deal with a wide variety of presenting conditions in multiple situations and bases, and able to work under pressure and in a challenging and fast-paced environment. You will be dynamic, innovative, and committed to delivering a safe and effective service and a high standard of healthcare. As you'll be working with non-NHS professionals within your suite as well as colleagues across the region, highly effective communication skills are a must. And you're empowered by working independently but able to maintain a sense of team and your professional identity. You will have extensive experience of working in a relevant specialty substance misuse services, prison healthcare or mental health liaison service in an A&E or secure unit, Probation or Youth offending service. We consider each applicant's experience on an individual basis.

The successful candidate must be able to work well under pressure, supervise junior members of the team, manage a caseload and have excellent communication skills. You will be actively involved in service and self-development.

This role requires full police vetting, and it is essential that you can travel independently across the area and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes.

Who are we?
Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.

What are the perks?
Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
. Competitive salary in line with Agenda for Change banding
. 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
. Highly regarding NHS Pension Scheme
. Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support
. Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes
. Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services

What now?
If you're convinced you're the best person for this job, let us know more about you! Click apply to submit your application. It is strongly recommended that you contact the Police Custody Service main office on 01937 522875 for more information regarding the role.

When applying please ensure that you demonstrate these skills within your supporting information to ensure that you are considered for the posts.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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 the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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