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Full Time
Maidstone
£26,565 - £35,577 / year

Job Description



Main area
Community
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
380-GL787
Site
The Red House
Town
East Kent
Salary
£26,565 - £35,577 pa
Closing
28/01/2018 23:59

It’s an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2017!

Are you looking for a stimulating career change within Mental Health?
It’s an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2017!

The Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Service (CJLDS) is a countywide service to Kent and Medway’s Police custody suites, Crown and Magistrates Courts and the wider community.

CJLDS is an all age service, providing liaison and diversion both within and out of the Criminal Justice System. We assess individuals over the age of 10, suspected of committing a crime, with identified health and social care vulnerabilities. The aim of the service is to reduce rates of re-offending and assist in the efficient and effective movement through the Criminal Justice System by improving access and engagement with health and social care.


We are a multidisciplinary team consisting of Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Youth Specialists, Outreach Workers, Consultant Psychiatrists and Psychologists. We work closely with the Police, Courts, Youth Offending Teams, Drugs and Alcohol Services, Probation, Housing and many more health and social care services.

We are seeking to recruit a forward thinking and enthusiastic professional, who will provide a screening and assessment service as appropriate to their role and responsibilities.  This role is exciting and diverse, offering the opportunity to develop skills in a developing and innovative service.  This role will be suitable for you if you are a registered clinician and have had experience within mental health as a Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker.

The successful applicant will work and travel daily to the custody suites and courts across Kent and Medway, some of which are located in remote areas. Therefore in order to deliver an effective service, an ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner in accordance with the needs of the job, is essential.

In return you will be provided with a comprehensive induction program within all the areas of practice. We will offer full support in the form of supervision, appraisal and personal development plans as well as a real investment in your training and development.

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service and Police Vetting

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

For registered nurses applying: As part of a Band 6 Nursing team you will be required to attain a mentoring qualification.


IN CASES WHERE WE RECEIVE A HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS FOR A POST, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO BRING THE CLOSING DATE FORWARD. YOU ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO RESPOND INDIVIDUALLY TO YOUR APPLICATION. SHOULD YOU NOT HEAR FROM US WITHIN SIX WEEKS OF THE VACANCY CLOSING, PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL.




Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.

If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you.

We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our values:

  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Accountability
  • Working together
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

KMPT Benefits:

NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Pensions.aspx for more details.

Annual leave for Agenda for Change

On appointment to NHS             27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service          29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service        33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that’s up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.

New starter bonuses

At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.

Refer a friend campaign

If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,

Local Recruitment and Retention Premia

This includes an additional payment for Band 5, 6 and 7 registered nursing staff in the Dartford locality

Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.

Childcare vouchers

This is a salary sacrifice scheme http://www.childcarevouchers.co.uk/  

Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave

Dependant on length of NHS service

Other paid/unpaid leave

This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.

Non paid leave for career breaks

Staff Support

KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.

NHS discounts and shopping vouchers

Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.

Learning and Development opportunities

In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.

Lease car scheme   Cycle to work scheme   The list goes on………!

We love the work, and we want you to join us.

Job Requirements


You must have appropriate UK professional registration.



Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.
From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.


This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Reference Number

380-GL787

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