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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen foran enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Nurse Specialist to be part of our Children's and Young adults Intensive Support Team for Coventry and Warwickshire. The Children's and Young Adults Intensive Support Team is a specialist, multi-disciplinary team currently consisting of Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychology, Assistant Psychology, Nursing, Therapy assistants and Support Workers working across Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Children's Intensive Support Team started as a pilot project over 4 years ago with aims to reduce the number of children with autism and/or learning disability into hospital with mental health needs.

On the back of our success we then expanded our existing services and gained further funding to transform local service provision for young people (up to the age of 25) with autism. We then became the children's and young adults intensive support team.

We work closely with RISE (young people's mental health service), Adult community wellbeing teams, Children's Learning Disability Team and the Neurodevelopmental Team. We also work closely with families and the wider multi-agency teams such and social care and education to improve the quality of life for young people and their families.

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Main duties of the job

We are looking for a dynamic nurse who can lead the nursing team and would have the following
  • You will be a qualified professional with current NMC professional registration.
  • Experience in assessment skills
  • Chairing multi-agency meetings
  • Working knowledge of the Positive Behavioural Support model would be advantageous or a willingness to access training in this approach is essential.
  • A good working understanding of ASD would be essential.
  • Experience of service delivery and supervising staff.

As one of the main clinicians in the team you will have a role in formulating and directing interventions. You will take responsibility for providing assessment and behavioural/therapeutic treatment programmes for these individuals and supervising.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Systemic Family Psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) via one of the Section 4 membership bodies or Registered mental health/LDnurse, with postgraduate qualification (PgDip, MSc or equivalent) with eligibility for accreditation with the BABCP
  • Appropriate Post Registration qualification in Child & Adolescent Mental Health such as EMDR, DBT
  • Evidence of post registration training to masters level or equivalent

Knowledge and skills


  • Skilled in the use of complex methods of psychological /behavioural assessment, intervention and management
  • Specialist Knowledge of the range of young people's mental health problems and LD
  • Knowledge of recent changes and current issues in mental health /LD service provision
  • Knowledge of a range of models currently used in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services and Learning Disability Services
  • Ability to work with children of all ages.
  • Ability to deliver evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Ability to demonstrate competence in at least one form of evidence based psychological therapy
  • Ability to work in and across teams
  • Ability to manage time effectively, managing a caseload and prioritising on basis of need



  • Experience of collaborative multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work
  • Significant experience as a clinician in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services



  • Able to travel for work purposes and have access to an independent means of transport.

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust





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