Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion Worker

Location Barnet
Salary £24 - £26.16 per hour
An opportunity has arisen for a full time enthusiastic and energetic Youth Justice Liaison & Diversion Worker 
A strong, friendly, dynamic and supportive multidisciplinary service and is the main provider of mild-to-moderate mental health services for children and young people 

• You will be based in the Youth Offending Service.

• Your primary role will be to carry out initial mental health needs’ assessments of children and young people detained at the local Police Station with the view to identify their current needs and signposting/refer accordingly.

• Essential to the role is experience of psychiatry/psychology liaison and/or experience with mental health needs assessments in the context of different emotional, psychological and behavioural vulnerabilities (e.g. substance misuse, suicidal risk, risk of exploitation, gang activity, challenging behaviours, and neurodevelopmental difficulties).

• The ideal candidate will be a team player who thrives under pressure and has a passion for making a difference and for further developing skills within a forensic setting with children and young people.