Intermediary in the Criminal Courts - Psychology

gr8 Recruitment Ltd
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Intermediary in the Criminal Courts - Psychology

Salary 17,000 p.a. (increasing to 19,000 with training and experience)

37 ½ hours a week

Location - anywhere in England but ideally Bristol, Southampton, Bournemouth, Reading, Swindon or Gloucester provided you can access a main railway station.

Communicourt provides guidance to the criminal courts and practical support to people with communication impairment who are accessing the criminal justice system. Founded in 2011, Communicourt now employs over 30 people, and continues to grow. We need several more intermediaries to join our ever expanding team of enthusiastic practitioners facilitating communication between defendants and other parties in the criminal courts.

We are looking for Psychology or Speech and LanguageTherapy graduates with a passion for justice and fairness towards communication impaired people. You will need to have knowledge of mental health conditions and learning disabilities, excellent oral and written communication, and be eager to develop your professional skills.

You will learn to:

  • Accurately and quickly monitor an individual’s communication difficulties
  • Advise on a client’s difficulties and make recommendations for managing these at court
  • Work with law practitioners to enable the defendant to participate in the court process.
  • Where necessary actively facilitate communication between the client and other parties during the trial

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in communicating with vulnerable people
  • A degree in Psychology
  • Knowledge of Mental Health conditions and communication impairment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Confident in travelling around the country to hew places using public transport

Benefits of working for Communicourt include:

  • Full training for the role
  • Skilled mangers to help you to progress within the company
  • Paycare membership for help with the cost of glasses, dentist etc.
  • Days off in Lieu for overtime hours worked
  • Generous disturbance allowance for overnight stays
  • Flexibility - if you move home, you can continue to work for Communicourt so long as near a main railway line
  • Payment for all out of hours work/preparation
  • Occasional days working from home

For an application pack please send emails for the attention of Ashleigh Gibbs

Closing Date 28th February 2017.