An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of a new team of mental health practitioners as part of the North Wales Criminal Justice Liaison Service. This team will provide mental health care triage assessment, to adults who encounter the criminal justice and emergency services. The intervention will be through both face to face and telephone contact.
As an experienced practitioner, the post holder will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to provide an interface between police, health, substance misuse, social care, ambulance and criminal justice agencies to facilitate access to effective pathways that meets needs of the person in the least restrictive way. The successful candidate will be an experienced practitioner capable of responding to people who will be experiencing emotional distress and/or deterioration in their mental health in a variety of settings utilising excellent risk assessment skills.
The team will liaise and work with all mental health, criminal justice agencies in raising awareness, undertaking assessments and facilitating appropriate care and supervision of mentally disordered people, both in the community and custodial environments.
This role will necessitate working rotational shift patterns across the three North Wales courts, police custodies and Joint Communications Centre, which will include unsocial hours.
Offer of employment is subject to clearance from enhanced DBS and Police vetting.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Closing date: 03/03/21
For further details / informal visits contact:
NameRuth JoyceJob titleService ManagerEmail email@example.comTelephone number07787002658Additional contact information
If you would like to discuss this post further please contact the service manager: Ruth Joyce, office number: 01745 588833 mobile number:07787002658
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