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Health Liaison and Diversion Facilitator

Band 4

Main area
Mental Health
Band 4
22.5 hours per week
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Warrington and Halton
£19,409 - £22,683 per annum pro rata
29/05/2018 23:59

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust until 1st April 2017), provides physical health, mental health and learning disability services across the North West region. The Trust employs around 4000 staff across our sites and also has a Temporary Bank which offers the flexibility of working shifts around other commitments.

We are committed to providing safe, compassionate care and look to appoint people who are as passionate about patient care as we are.

Cheshire Integrated Health Liaison and Diversion Partnership

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are proud to invite applications from caring and committed individuals to join the Cheshire Liaison and Diversion Service.

This newly commissioned ageless service will provide access to appropriately skilled and compassionate professionals in police custody suites and at courts across the county of Cheshire. This post will work primarily from Runcorn Custody Suite, Daresbury.

The post holder will work to support the better identification of mental vulnerability for children and adults who are coming into contact with the criminal justice system. The post holder will work from the custody suites as part of a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team, providing screening and assessments that inform the Criminal Justice process and support individuals to access appropriate services.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have experience of delivering care and working with potentially vulnerable individuals in a range of settings.

We would like to hear from you if:

• You are committed to improving opportunities for individuals in contact with the criminal justice system.
• You have experience of delivering mental health or learning disability services and have a good working knowledge of how health and social care services are delivered in a community setting.
• You are able to identify risk and support the management of risk in a proportionate and defensible manner.
• You have an understanding of, or experience of the interface between Health and Social Care and the Criminal Justice System.
• You can identify need, assess, plan and deliver care with compassion in a sometimes pressured environment.
• You have good IT skills.
• You have the means to work in a flexible manner across multiple sites.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.

 Why North West Boroughs Healthcare? 

We are delighted to offer a range of great benefits for our people and hope that you agree some of these benefits will make a real difference: 

  • Free 24 hour access to our Health and Well-being Centre and Gym at the Hollins Park site, including tai chi and pilates classes
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • 27 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (29 days after 5 years’ and 33 days after 10 years’ service)
  • The opportunity to access a range of NHS discounts such as the Car and Bikes for Staff Schemes
  • Regular supervision and access to a range of training courses at our Education Centre
  • Access to our Library at Hollins Park House, providing resources to support you in your development and/or research                

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lyn Terry, Clinical Team Manager Criminal Justice Liaison Service by phone 01925 275300, or by email

If you have problems applying, contact

01925 664431

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