Locum Band 7 Liaison and Diversion Practitioner - Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion

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Locum Band 7 Liaison and Diversion Practitioner - Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion

  • Location:

    West London

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  • Contact:

    Lauren Donnellan

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  • Contact phone:

    01322 282470

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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​​​​​​​Our clients in West London are urgently seeking to recruit a Locum Band 7 Liaison and Diversion Practitioner to join their Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Service
Hours: 30 hours per week/4 days a week between Monday to Friday. Fully remote working but will need to attend team base every Thursday, the post holder can choose other 3 days to work between Monday and Friday.
Job Summary
The Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Worker role was created in response to concerns that there were high numbers of vulnerable young people in police custody suites across London. YJLD Workers are able to identify and meet the needs of vulnerable young people within the youth justice process as early as possible by offering screening interviews and arranging referrals and follow up work as appropriate.
Information shared with youth justice agencies also helps inform decision making around charging and sentencing.
Key Result Areas:
  • To ensure that all young people referred to the YJLD are offered a timely-screening and assessment for a range of vulnerabilities (mental illness, neuro-developmental issues, conduct disorder, learning difficulties, substance misuse, speech and communication difficulties, safeguarding issues).
  • To provide risk assessment and appropriate risk management for vulnerable young people identified through screening. Screening should take place as close to the time of arrest as possible and will be carried out in police custody, at the Youth Offending Service or at Court.
  • To improve access to appropriate services for vulnerable young people by making referrals to health and social care agencies as required. The YJLD worker may also need to make a care plan to address the needs of the young person while a referral is, being made and is expected to hold a small caseload.
  • To facilitate the flow of information regarding young people - for example, making sure that screening information obtained in police custody is available to magistrates in court.
  • To support the local Police Liaison Nurse service (who carry out screening with young people in the Police Station out of office hours) through training and consultation.
​​If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and would like to find out more, please call Lauren - 07552277905 (New Registrants) or Georgia 07552277896 (Existing Registrants) or alternatively please email recruitment@westmeriarecruitment.co.uk.
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