Band 6 Liaison and Diversion Prison Practitioner - Secure Care

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to work across various criminal justice settings within Birmingham, this role if predominantly within the Prison Leavers Service which will be transitioning to a RECONNECT model however as part of the role there will be the opportunity to also work within Police Custody, Birmingham Magistrates and Crown Courts, and Outreach in the community.

We are looking for versatile, motivated , professionally qualified nurses, social workers or allied health professionals with experience to deliver a service to vulnerable individuals who are often the most marginalised within society. You will offer them hope that they can recover from their plight, leading in assisting them in their diversion away from the criminal justice system.

We have a committed, motivated, hardworking and skilled team and offer excellent career development opportunities. The team holds a strong recovery focused ethos, and you will work alongside partner agencies, including the police, peer mentors, probation and court staff, to name a few.

Main duties of the job

You will need:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Abilities to work collaboratively with partner agencies
  • Be a suitably qualified professional (Nurse, Social Worker, etc)
  • To be able to inform and promote decision making around those with complex care needs (mental health, substance misuse, homelessness, learning disability, youth or any other vulnerability).

The aim of the scheme is to;

  • Improve access to healthcare and support services for vulnerable individuals and a reduction in health inequalities
  • Divert individuals, where appropriate, out of the youth and criminal justice systems into health, social care or other supportive services
  • Deliver efficiencies within the youth and criminal justice systems
  • Reduce re-offending or escalation of offending behaviours

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

436-4132124-B

Job locations

Various sites/Ardenleigh

Kingsbury Road

Birmingham & Solihull

B24 9SA


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

** Please Note: This post is subject to Level 2 Police Vetting clearance / You will also be required to undergo vetting in relation to accessing HMP estates **

The successful candidate will need to submit an application for police vetting. Once this has been returned clear, you will be able to progress with scheduling a start date. The process can take up to 3 months - depending on West Midlands Police.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

** Please Note: This post is subject to Level 2 Police Vetting clearance / You will also be required to undergo vetting in relation to accessing HMP estates **

The successful candidate will need to submit an application for police vetting. Once this has been returned clear, you will be able to progress with scheduling a start date. The process can take up to 3 months - depending on West Midlands Police.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Current Professional Registration - including; Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychology, RMN(H) or other allied health professional relevant to the role (degree level).

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Essential

  • oAbility to screen referrals and clarify when consultation is appropriate and/or onward to referral to specialist services is needed.
  • oAbility to promote recovery as an embedded part of the philosophy of the individual and team.

Desirable

  • Understanding of multiple and complex needs

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • oExtensive experience of working in mental health as a qualified professional

Analytical and judgement skill

Essential

  • oAbility to analyse complex facts and situations, making clinical interpretations and formulating outcomes with corresponding follow-up
Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Current Professional Registration - including; Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychology, RMN(H) or other allied health professional relevant to the role (degree level).

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Essential

  • oAbility to screen referrals and clarify when consultation is appropriate and/or onward to referral to specialist services is needed.
  • oAbility to promote recovery as an embedded part of the philosophy of the individual and team.

Desirable

  • Understanding of multiple and complex needs

EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • oExtensive experience of working in mental health as a qualified professional

Analytical and judgement skill

Essential

  • oAbility to analyse complex facts and situations, making clinical interpretations and formulating outcomes with corresponding follow-up

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Various sites/Ardenleigh

Kingsbury Road

Birmingham & Solihull

B24 9SA


Employer's website

https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Various sites/Ardenleigh

Kingsbury Road

Birmingham & Solihull

B24 9SA


Employer's website

https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Senior Practitioner - Court & Prison Pathway

Jessica Dickens

jessica.dickens@nhs.net

01213014409

Date posted

17 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

436-4132124-B

Job locations

Various sites/Ardenleigh

Kingsbury Road

Birmingham & Solihull

B24 9SA


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