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Senior Learning Disability Paediatric Practitioner

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2023
The post holder will, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, work towards addressing the psychological, emotional and behavioural needs of children and young people with a learning disability and Autism.

They will be responsible for their caseload and supervise that of other practitioners within the service.

The post holder will also take a senior role in undertaking assessments for the school aged Autism Spectrum Disorder Pathway.

The post is based within Lancashire and in the main, duties will be carried out within the assigned team.

Main duties of the job

The team have developed a number of pathways to provide support to the families and carers of children and young people who meet our eligibility criteria including behaviour, anxiety, toileting and sleep. Multi-agency working is a core part of the team's remit and we have strong links with local mainstream and specialist education providers, social care and voluntary organisations.

Adaptability, good communication skills and self-motivation are essential to the role. You will also be able to demonstrate that your practice is evidence based and innovative.

It is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the Lancashire Footprint as required, and applicants must be willing to undergo an enhanced CRB check.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • First Level Nursing or equivalent professional qualification
  • Previous years' experience as registered nurse or equivalent



  • A means of mobility around the district
  • Ability to support people who have a learning disability/complex needs on an individual and group basis
  • Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how to undertake assessment and support children and young people with ASD
  • Knowledge of relevant contemporary health policy

Skills & Abilities


  • Communication - Non verbal, verbal and written
  • Multi agency Team working
  • Enthusiasm and motivation

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


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