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Homelessness Forensic Mental Health Practitioner

Salary:

£33,926.97 per annum

Hours:

37.5 per week

Location:

Criminal Justice - London

The Role

Together is an amazing place to work. And it’s not just because we’re one of the UK’s oldest and most respected mental health charities. It’s because we put the people who use our services at the heart of everything we do – supporting and enabling them to take control of their lives and make a positive contribution to the community.

Together for Mental Wellbeing is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected charities.

These are the values that we live by at Together for Mental Wellbeing to deliver our services:

What is special about working for us?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Award winning London Liaison and Diversion Services across our Capital. We are seeking a Homeless Specialist to ensure people experiencing homelessness in London have their health and social care needs met when in contact with the Criminal Justice System and beyond.

Liaison and diversion is the national flagship programme from NHS England created to address health inequities and to offer people better health and justice outcomes.

You will be based in one of London’s busiest Magistrates’ Courts at Westminster, with a willingness to work in Magistrates and Crown Courts across London, and in close collaboration with our partners in health and social care. You will assess, liaise, refer and provide guidance for individuals who have come to the attention of Criminal Justice Agencies, in particular you will prioritise individuals who have an accommodation need and act as a single point of contact for queries relating to homelessness.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team. You will also benefit from being part of a dynamic growing organisation committed to the development of its workforce.

We are committed to supporting CPD for our staff and we also provide a comprehensive induction and training package to those who join.

About you?

You will be a registered health care practitioner with interest and training in homeless, housing, and mental health (Allied Health Professions: Mental Health Nurse; Psychologist, Social Worker; Occupational Therapist).

You will have experience in undertaking specialist mental health assessments and have a sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act/Capacity Act, Housing Law and legislation and criminal justice systems.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills that will enable you to challenge, motivate, influence and inspire clients and colleagues at all levels.

We have a firm commitment to encouraging fairness and diversity in our work force and we welcome applications from disabled people and those from BAME backgrounds.

How to apply

Before applying please read the Job Description & Person Specification, Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice.

To apply for this post, download the Application Form and send to:

fmhp-admin@together-uk.org

Closing date: 29th July 2019

Successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS check. To find out more, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service. Together is committed to equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practices. Charity No. 211091.