Band 6 Senior Practitioner, CJLS - Swindon

Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
29 Jun 2020
29 Jul 2020

Job Description

Based in the County of Wiltshire, one of the most beautiful Counties in the UK and well known for it's proximity to many areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs. Wiltshire boasts excellent transport links to main cities such as London, Bristol and Cardiff as well as many beautiful and historic Market Towns with a competitive and developing housing market.

The Criminal Justice Liaison Service, known as the Wiltshire Liaison and Diversion Service, (LaDS) provides mental health assessments, identifies care pathways and where indicated diversion to individuals within the courts and Police custody suites.

The post holder will form part of the management structure of our developing and expanding service covering Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts and Police custody suites in Wiltshire.

We have two posts available on Substantive and one Fixed Term for 12 months.

The successful applicant will be working with people within the criminal justice system, where a potential mental health need, learning disability or other health or social care vulnerability is suspected and further assessment is indicated, to inform disposal of the case and to identify robust care pathways. This involves a commitment to close partnership working with both statutory and voluntary sector agencies, and a commitment to working with a complex and diverse range of individuals with varying needs. The post holder will be expected to supervise the CJLS Support Workers and advise on the more complex cases.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a part time/flexible basis and will do our utmost to accommodate flexible working whenever service requirements allow.

Ref: 2499255

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