The North London Forensic Service (NLFS) provides inpatient services to North Central London of both medium and low secure forensic care, including services for women and men with learning disabilities. NLFS provides a range of community services including a low secure unit, assertive outreach teams, and criminal justice services including prisons. NLFS has several specialist units working with the Metropolitan Police Service and the British Transport Police Service.
The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre was developed to effectively evaluate and manage the liaison diversion and of those persons who engage in inappropriate and threatening communications or behaviours towards prominent people, which may arise in the context of mental illness. The service is multiagency and the post holder will work closely with Metropolitan Police colleagues and other agencies.
Applications are invited to apply for the post of Forensic Nurse Specialist/Forensic Social Work Specialist. This is an exciting and challenging role for someone who enjoys working as part of a team and has first-rate communication and risk assessment skills, is motivated, diplomatic and confident in their clinical decision making.
The successful applicant will demonstrate the relevant forensic experience from a variety of settings. Partnership working is key to the role; therefore, a familiarity with multidisciplinary/multi-agency working is essential. Knowledge and understanding of the forensic pathways is crucial as you will be liaising with external services, including GPs, police and community services nationally.
If you want to be part of this exciting, specialist national team and think you have what it takes, this could be the job for you.
It is expected that the interview date will be the week of 13th Dec 2021
BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.
Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.