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Liaison and Diversion Practitioner (Police Custody)

  • Job reference: MC/483
  • Location: Oldbury, West Midlands
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Police
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are looking for a Liaison and Diversion Practitioner to work within a Police Custody environment in Oldbury (West Bromwich)

The main responsibility of this role is to provide clinical advice and identify robust care pathways, for individuals where, for example, a potential mental health, substance misuse and or learning disability need has been identified.

Band: 6
Hours:37.5 per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term to cover for Maternity Leave (6 months)
Responsible to: Liaison and Diversion Team Manager

Job Purpose
*The successful applicant will work within the Black Country Liaison and Diversion Service based in police custody suites and assess people either in custody, or attending the custody suites via Voluntary Attendance or subject to Police bail.

*Working with this hard to reach group where vulnerabilities such as mental health, substance misuse and / or learning disabilities are suspected and further assessment is indicated staff will work with partner organisations across statutory and voluntary sector agencies to address the complex and diverse range of needs to improve outcomes and reduce longer term re-offending.

*The post holder will have responsibility to be proactive in the assessment of clients of all ages and any vulnerability and the development/implementation of personalised packages of care providing improved access to health and social care services.

Clinical / care delivery

1.Case identification using a validated tool.
2.Secondary screening, triage and psycho-social assessment using standardised tools.
3.Assessment (including specialist assessment) including safeguarding follow up.
4.Facilitating mental health treatment and more detailed assessments in conjunction with other community teams, Consultant Psychiatrists and inpatient services.
5.Provide a high quality service to Crown Prosecution Service and Courts etc. to ensure that the health care considerations of the person are considered within the Criminal Justice System.
6.To implement clinical and practice standards.
7.To ensure the Care Programme Approach is fully implemented.
8.To improve connectivity across different agencies ensuring there is a joined up service.
9.To work across all sectors of the criminal justice system to improve knowledge and awareness of the Liaison and Diversion service.

If you wish to apply, or if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call Martin Cookson on 01772 208962.