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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Solent NHS Trust
£25,665 - £31,534 p.a pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2022

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting oppourtunity has risen for a Band 5 Learning Disability Nurse to join our estalbished CAMHS-LD Team in Portsmouth.We are looking for candidates who hold a professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council who have a passion for working with young people with learning disabilities and their families around the impact of challening behaviour and mental health difficulties to improve quality of life.

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

CAMHS-LD is a Multi-Disciplinary Service providing a range of effective, evidence-based assessments, treatments and support for children and young people (0-18) from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds who experience behavioural, emotional and/or mental health difficulties. Types of disorders include: Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, difficulties with carrying out routine/repeated behaviours, challenging behaviour and (assessment of) Neurodevelopmental difference.

There is a very strong focus on partnership working with the children and young people, their families, primary care, health and education services, social care, adult services, and the voluntary sector. Service Aims are to Improve quality of life for young people with LD & their families and to minimise intensity, frequency, duration & impact of Challenging Behaviour & Mental Health difficulties in young people with a Learning Disability.

Job Responsibilities
  • To maintain a caseload and to undertake specialist evidence-based assessments, interventions for young people and their families as part of the CAMHS-Learning Disabilities and CDC Team across Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire.
  • To meet the needs of patients and their families to achieve improved health outcomes and promote health and wellbeing while demonstrating care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment. Care is based on comprehensive assessment, ensures continuity and is patient/client centred, culturally sensitive and evidence-based and which promotes independence.
  • To undertake assessment to minimise the intensity, frequency, duration and impact of challenging behaviour and mental health difficulties in children and young people with learning disabilities.
  • To develop and maintain a culture of service improvement which promotes quality and safety and striving to do better.

Personal Skills/Qualities
  • Adaptaive Communication Skills, written and verbal.
  • A knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunities and Promoting Diversity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.

For more information on the post, please contact Ria Bamborough on either 0300 123 6632 or

Job Specific Location/Base: - Falcon House, St James Hospital. Portsmouth

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

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