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Community Learning Disabilities Nurse

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2023
Do you want to be part of a team dedicated to improving the lives of people with a learning disability? Barnet Integrated Learning Disability Team has an opportunity for a Band 5 Nurse (RNLD or RMN) to join our dedicated and forward-thinking team. This post is open to newly qualified nurses who wish to work in the community. Do you want to be part of a team truly dedicated to improving the lives of people with a learning disability?

This role is appropriate for experienced or newly qualified nurses, who will have access to a preceptorship, clinical and management supervision. We pride ourselves in driving change and improving lives, if you do, come join us!

Main duties of the job

To deliver a competent, comprehensive, and co-ordinated nursing service in the community, working in partnership with other members of the multi- professional team and all others involved in the delivery of an integrated care pathway to adults with learning disabilities. This includes taking a lead in health promotion work and providing specialist health care, advice, and expertise in care planning for this client group.

To positively represent the needs and rights of people with learning disabilities, tackling health inequalities and improving access to NHS services for people with learning disabilities through facilitating a close working relationship between primary and specialist services, Voluntary and Private Organisations, People with learning disabilities and Carers

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the provision of health facilitation for people with learning disabilities.
  • To undertake comprehensive specialist-nursing assessments that take into account the nature of the learning disability and its implications for care.
  • In partnership with the client/carer to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist care programs to meet complex health needs under the supervision of line manager
  • To hold a client caseload, as agreed with line manager, and deliver a competent and co-ordinated nursing service in partnership with service users, members of the Learning Disabilities Service and other agencies

Please see attached Job Description for full roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Qualified Learning Disability Nurse or Registered General Nurse or Mental Health Nurse with an interest and experience of working with people with a learning disability


  • Dual qualification - Learning Disability and Registered General Nurse qualification



  • Experience of overcoming health inequalities for people with learning disabilities
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability to empower them to make decisions about their health needs
  • Experience of working with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of managing a caseload at student level


  • Varied placement experience at student level
  • Experience of completing a Health Action Plan
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Experience of leading on projects to do with health promotion

Skills and Knowledge


  • Awareness of National Legislation and LD health drivers including LeDeR, CIPOLD
  • Demonstrate high level communication skills
  • Must be aware of and experience of using the Mental Capacity Act
  • Must have competent IT skills


  • Experience of mental health and challenging behaviour
  • Experience of working with complex physical health needs



  • Able to work flexible hours if people are in crisis
  • Able to travel around borough and work in variety of settings
  • Ability to lone work and manage own time

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Colindale LBB Offices



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