Specialist Health Facilitator

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**We offer a relocation package of up to �8,000**

The relocation package is for anyone who would need to relocate in order to take up employment with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership. Terms and conditions apply please see attached document.

If this applies to you, please state this on your application so we can discuss this with you if you are invited to interview.

The Specialist Health Facilitator post is based with the Adult CLDT Wirral.

The CLDT is an established team comprising of nurses, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychiatry. The Specialist Health Facilitator will work as part of the multi-disciplinary community support team, and will be expected to work autonomously, managing a defined case load of adult service users with learning disabilities and complex health needs.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to work across a variety of settings and perform three main functions to meet the health needs of Wirral residents.

The post holder will work as a member of the specialist multi-disciplinary team, carrying out assessments and providing effective treatment, care and support to clients who may be experiencing health problems in addition to their learning disability, ensuring those with additional complex needs are enabled to access healthcare to effectively and appropriately meet their needs via the provision of reasonable adjustments.

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously, managing a defined caseload of adult service users with learning disabilities and complex health needs, where a high level of clinical expertise is required.

The post holder will work in close collaboration with stakeholders to identify and effectively respond to the health needs of people with learning disabilities in order to improve health outcomes and enhance the experience of healthcare services for service users and their families and carers.

The post holder duties may vary to support the needs of the service.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Silver' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Registered learning disability nurse (RNLD RNMH) with a good amount of experience at band 6 level.
  • Hold a relevant degree e.g. Specialist practitioner or equivalent.
  • In-depth experience, evidence of post registration training at degree/masters level e.g. - Complex physical health - Management leadership - Clinical audit & research
  • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing training and personal development


  • Leadership or management qualification.
  • Evidence of post registration modules at degree/masters level e.g. - Mentorship module.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Positive attitude to people with LD and experience of person centred.
  • Participation in service developments/projects process complex care packages.
  • Experience of CHC.
  • Implementation of and experience in the development and planning.
  • Positive attitude to people with learning disabilities.
  • Ability to convey ideas and information in a confident and easily understood manner.
  • Ability to negotiate complex and contentious issues.
  • Demonstrates values led approach to care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and commitment to equality and diversity.
  • Confident and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing training and personal development


  • Developed good practice Guidelines/protocols/ policies
  • Previous examples of leading to implement new practice.
  • Special interests related to area of practice.



  • Experience/ability to work independently.
  • Excellent knowledge of the physical health agenda, relevant legislation and government policy.
  • Ability to deliver training and make formal presentations to groups.
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability in a community setting.
  • Direct experience of working with clients with a learning disability and complex needs i.e. challenging behaviour, autism, mental health problems.
  • Plan/Evaluate care to clients with complex needs.
  • Ability to take lead health coordination function for people with complex health needs.
  • Ability to undertake complex risk assessments and manage risks through coordinated multi agency approach to care.
  • Ability to design and deliver training and make formal presentations to groups of professionals, service providers, service users and families.
  • Ability to support service users, their families and carers in crisis situations.
  • Audit and benchmarking skills.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and the ability to work across organisations to obtain positive outcomes for service users.


  • Staff Management experience (PDP's sickness/absence management/recruitment & retention etc.).

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Millennium Centre

Twickenham Drive, Leasowe


CH46 1PQ

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