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Learning Disability Practitioner

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Colchester
Salary
£25,655 to £39,027 a year per annum, based on experience
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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Profession
Practitioner
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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JOB TITLE: LEARNING DISABILITY PRACTITIONER (Band 6Developmental Post)RESPONSIBLE TO: CLINICAL MANAGERACCOUNTABLE TO: SERVICE MANAGERBAND: 5 / 6HOURS: 37.5 HOURS (per week)LOCATION: COLCHESTER BASE - TRUST-WIDE SERVICE DELIVERY (Including Southend, Essex and Thurrock)

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Learning Disability Practitioner (Nurse, OT or Social Worker) to join us in the Essex Children's Learning Disability Service (CLDS). The CLDS is an Essex wide, community based provision for children aged between 5-18, who have a diagnosis of Moderate to Severe Learning Disability, and who engage in difficult to manage behaviour within their home environment.

Main duties of the job

The team offers specialist assessment and treatment for children, with the aim of developing individual and evidence based Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plans. There is a focus on providing education for parents and carers relating to the possible reasons for their children's behaviour, in addition to the practicalities of how this can be prevented and/or managed.

Assessments offered by the team presently include: Functional Behaviour Assessment; Sensory Processing Assessment and Community Based Sleep Assessment. Direct work with children is also offered, and includes Emotional Wellbeing Support and Relationships and Sex Education.

Professionals within the team currently include those from a Nursing (both RNLD and RMN) and Occupational Therapy background, although professionals from other relevant backgrounds will be considered. The CLDS places a strong value on multi-professional working, both internally, and with the wider systems involved with children accessing the service and their families to ensure that the care provided is holistic and well coordinated.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Open, Compassionate and Empowering. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Job description Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will work collaboratively both with colleagues within the CLDS, as well as with external agencies to carry out evidence based assessment and interventions for children with complex needs and ensuring the best possible outcomes for children and families who are accessing our service.

On a day to day basis, this will include working within family homes, schools and clinic settings, undertaking observations and assessments both with children and their caregivers, formulating assessment reports and intervention plans, and supporting implementation of intervention plans either by colleagues within the team, or by caregivers in the community.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant Qualification (Nursing, SALT, or Social Work)
  • Relevant registration with professional body
Desirable
  • Significant practical skills/experience in the field of learning disabilities and behaviour management
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of Child Protection issues and the principles of working with people with LD
  • Knowledge of relevant legal frameworks. e.g. Mental Health Act, Children Act, Human Rights Act, Every Child Matters,
  • Learning Disability assessment skills, including observation, assessment of behaviours which challenge, and experience with understanding the function to such behaviours.
Desirable
  • Knowledge of specialist intervention/treatment, i.e. ABA / sensory integration
  • Application and understanding of child development theories, attachment theories and practice and growth of the child in the family
Skills Essential
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency on the English language
  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Skill in producing high standard of written reports
Desirable
  • Significant experience of direct clinical assessment and treatment sessions within the field of learning disabilities.
  • Experience with Positive Behaviour Support Plans
Additional Requirements Essential
  • Current driving licence
  • Ability to travel across trust sites


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364-A-4554
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