Mental Health and Learning Disability Practitioner

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Dartford
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum inc
Closing date
29 Nov 2023
Kent Learning Disability Forensic Outreach and Liaison Service (LD FOLS) provides ongoing specialist forensic care to all individuals, both male and female, who are from Kent and Medway and have a diagnosis of learning disability (LD) and LD with Autism.

Our aim is to offer support following a secure inpatient admission, and also to support the management of individuals with LD / LD with Autism who have offended in the community, or are at risk of doing so, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of admission to secure services.

We promote effective risk management, whilst aiming to reduce people's length of stay in secure units and ensuring that treatment is provided in the least restrictive environment.

Our team

We have a multi-disciplinary team which includes:
  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
  • Forensic psychologists
  • Mental Health and Learning Disability Practitioners
  • Support Time and Recovery Workers


Main duties of the job

To work as a Nurse Practitioner within the LD FOLS team providing ongoing specialist forensic care and support to individuals who are from Kent and Medway and have a diagnosis of a learning disability (LD) or a learning disability with Autism (LDA) who have offended in the Community, or are at risk of doing so, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of re-admission to secure services and placement breakdown.

The post holder will support the Service in the delivery of safe, effective and timely care to our service users who are transitioning from secure inpatient admissions into their identified placement in the community.

The post holder will be expected to hold a caseload of service users who may require care co-ordination following discharge from their Mental Health Act Section on to Community Treatment Order or Conditional Discharge.

The post holder will be responsible for maintaining joint working practices between LDFOLS, in-patient team, mainstream community mental health services , community social work teams and placement provider staff.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a detailed description of the post, please see the attached Job description and person specification

Person Specification

Training Qualifications and Registration

Essential

  • RNLD Registered Nurse


Desirable

  • Evidence of CPD
  • Evidence of post graduate training


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 yrs post qualifying
  • Experience of working in an inpatient setting


Desirable

  • Experience of working in an LD inpatient setting
  • Experience of working in forensic services


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Conflict and resolution and problem solving
  • Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Effective Management of resources
  • Able to manage time effectively
  • Ability to monitor staff performance


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Greenacres

Bow Arrow Lane

Dartford

DA2 6PB

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380-FR0344

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