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Learning Disability Community Clinical Lead

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
York, Northallerton, Harrogate, Scarbrough
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2024
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen, for a new Band 6 position within the recently formed NYY& S Intensive Support Service for people with a learning disability.

The post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary Community Learning Disability Teams, work towards addressing and supporting the health, psychological, emotional and behaviour needs of adults with a learning disability who have complex physical and emotional health needs. The hours and base can be flexible but we will cover extended hours till 8pm through the week and at weekends, we will consider part time working

The focus of the team is to provide an alternative to in-patient care in-line with the transforming care agenda, focusing on people with a learning disability who are experiencing (but not exclusively) mental health difficulties, behavioural challenges, placement breakdown and medication titration who should be treated in the least restrictive environment with the minimum of disruption to their lives. The team may also provide some in reach intoAMH/ ACUTE/ LD hospital settings as a liaison support when our clients need to access inpatient settings.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to have a genuine desire to improve the mental health and well-being of adults with learning disability and behaviours that challenge. They will work as part of a MDT delivering high quality secondary care and enhancing the community services, working with individuals who require specialist interventions using trauma informed care & a recovery-based approach.

The successful candidate must be motivated, flexible, able to communicate effectively, will be expected to be able to travel independently to various locations within the NYY& S locality on a regular basis.

A trust car lease scheme is available.

About us

The intensive support team will be a newly developed team and the Band 6 clinical leads will be pinnacle in developing and leading the team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

The post holder will deliver a quality service and ensure the individual is at the centre of their care ensuring they are fully involved in all aspects of assessment, planning and care and treatment as appropriate, including being professionally and legally accountable.

The service is looking for RNMH or RNLD with relevant LD experience or who have a willingness to develop, staff must be able to care coordinate and should be able to work well independently as was as part of a wider team.

The team will cover a 7-day service, enhanced hours , covering the whole geographical patch. Will be responsible for managing a clinical caseload under the supervision of the Professional Lead, providing assessment, advice and support to clients, carers and other professionals and delivering training.

We are looking for people who are enthusiastic and who are willing to help support, develop and shape the team.

Additional contact details - Deb Slaney -

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Current professional registration with Nursing & Midwifery Council. RMNH/RNLD
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • Recognised Practice Supervisor and/or Practice Assessor, clinical educator or equivalent. Must be achieved within 6 months
  • Trained in Clinical Supervision and providing clinical supervision OR willingness to work towards within 6 month
  • Minimum of 12 months experience post completion of preceptorship experience working with people with mental ill health, Autism or Learning Disability in a care environment.
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Providing clinical supervision to individuals or groups as professionally appropriate.
  • Supervising or assessing students on practice placement.
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Quality improvement activities



  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidencebased practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act)
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


North Yorkshire Locality

York, Northallerton, Harrogate, Scarbrough

YO30 4XT

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