Learning Disability Nurse/Mental Health Practitioner

Employer
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bolton and Wigan
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a new team that will support and work across children's services working with young people who are presenting with difficulties that may place them at risk of admission to specialist inpatient or residential care. The Ealing model development across Wigan and Bolton.

The CAMHS team are expanding to support this exciting offer in line with wider Greater Manchester. The exciting role is to support the development of the service being offered to children and young people with Learning Disabilities in Bolton and Wigan CAMHS. You will be joining a small, warm and cohesive team working with children and Young people with learning disabilities, with backgrounds in clinical psychology occupational health and speech and language. The team will be supported within a larger and equally friendly CAMHs team and lots of opportunities for liaison and developing your skills exist.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide high standards of evidence based client centred care to children and young people with learning disabilities within Bolton and Wigan CAMHS [CYPMH]. You will need to have a good understanding of the functional assessment of behaviour and the development of positive behavioural support plans and will be expected to provide advice, consultancy and supervision to both internal CAMHS colleagues and colleagues within external partner agencies, as appropriate to grade.

Main duties of the job

A key part of the role will be the development, review and implementation of Positive Behavioural Support Plans for children and young people whose behaviour challenges.

We welcome applications from Learning Disability Nurses, and with suitable experience and training, Mental Health Nurses, Children's Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers, who are committed to improving the lives of service users using a PBS approach.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over 6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

We provide community Child and Adolescent Mental Health service in Bolton, Salford and borough of Wigan.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Job description Job responsibilities

As a Learning Disability Nurse/ Mental Health Practitioner, the post holder will provide high standards of evidence based client centred care to children and young people with learning disabilities within Bolton CAMHS [CYPMH]. The post holder will be expected to have a good understanding of functional assessment of behaviour and the development of positive behavioural support plans.

The post holder will be expected to provide interventions, advice, consultancy and supervision to both colleagues and colleagues within external partner agencies, as appropriate to grade.

Responsibility for a case load of patients and the delivery of a range of interventions with a flexible, Positive Behaviour Support informed person-centred approach within a complex mental health and learning disability pathway.

Close working, advice and support to schools, social care, the wider CAMHS and other agencies working with this group across a variety of settings, It is expected the role will continue to develop in line with national and local initiatives.

The post holder will co-ordinate referrals to other agencies and work with other agencies to prevent the need for hospitalisation and to ensure that those young people who have in-patient treatment are in hospital for the shortest possible time. They will support the coordination of transfer of patients to local adult services as appropriate.

The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users and their carers.

Person Specification Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Qualification Essential
  • Achieved grade
Desirable
  • Achieved grade
Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications Essential
  • Experience
Desirable
  • Experience


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