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RMN- Band 7 (Police)

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Band 7 RMN for an ongoing contract to work with Colindale and Wembley Police Custody at Willesden Magistrate Court on a full time basis.

The post holder will be part of an established liaison and diversion service and work in partnership with health, social services and the criminal justice system, to ensure that individuals presenting with mental health problems or other vulnerabilities can have their needs addressed and be diverted into appropriate health care services as necessary.

Main Duties:
-To act as an autonomous practitioner in court and police detention cells.

The post holder will also be expected to assess an individual's mental state and risk and within the context of the alleged offence and the criminal justice system, implement a care pathway for each individual.
-To undertake a full mental state assessment, risk assessment, and gather a background history for individuals with a variety of needs.

These would include those with a serious mental illness or personality disorder and associated learning, social, personal, dependency and substance misuse issues who are in police custody suites and court detention.
-To make clinical judgements in custody on situations as they arise, or change.

Essential Experience:
-Qualified Registered Mental Nurse, Mental Health Social Worker or Occupational Therapist with current registration with the relevant professional body.
-A minimum of 3 years post-registration experience, at least 12 months of which is experience of working in a community or forensic psychiatric setting at Band 6 or equivalent or above.
-Experience of crisis work and risk assessment.

It would be an advantage to have experience of the assessment of clients with drug/alcohol related problems and clients with a history of transience or homelessness.

As this is a Police role, candidates will be subject to Police Vetting.

Therefore, it is essential that they have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Becci on 01772 208962 or