Registered Mental Nurse - Liaison and Diversion Service
Service Care Solutions are looking for a Qualified Mental Health professional to work within the criminal justice liaison and diversion team.
To provide specialist assessment for people who are in contact with the criminal justice system.
Service is provided both within criminal justice settings and the local community.
The Liaison and Diversion Service provides early intervention for vulnerable people as they come to the attention of the criminal justice system.
Whereby people of all ages passing through the criminal justice system are assessed and those with mental health concerns, learning disabilities, substance misuse problems and other vulnerabilities are identified as soon as possible and offered signposting, support and referrals to appropriate support services.
Information gained from assessments is shared with relevant youth and criminal justice agencies to enable key decision makers to make more informed decisions on diversion, charging, case-management, effective participation in criminal justice proceedings, remand and sentencing for these vulnerable individuals.
Key aims and objectives:
, Improve access to health and support services for vulnerable individuals and reduction of health inequalities
, Liaison with healthcare and support services to deliver coordinated response, ensuring that the needs of the individual are met
, Diversion of individuals, where appropriate, out of the youth and criminal justice systems into health, social care, education and training, or other supportive services
, Identify those individuals with participation difficulties and where appropriate recommending measures to facilitate their effective participation
, To reduce re-offending and/or escalation of offending behaviours
- Systm1 Knowledge Desirable and Access to a Systm1 Card Desirable
It is advised that applicants have current and valid police security clearance.
If you are interested, or if you have any questions, please call Martin Cookson on 01772 208962.
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