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Community Nurse - Band 6

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024
Do you want to work with individuals in mental health crisis who have diagnosis of Autism then please read on...

Mental health/learning disability nurse band 6 to work within the All Age Autism intensive support team. We welcome applications from those seeking the opportunity to join at band 5 and follow a developmental route to the senior band 6 position.

Base Wayside House but will be required to travel across Coventry and Warwickshire

Full time/part time hours considered -To support young people at key times, some work may be required outside of usual office hours.

Job overview:

An exciting opportunity has arisen foran enthusiastic and motivated Mental health/learning disability nurse to be part of our All Age Autism Intensive Support Team for Coventry and Warwickshire.

The team started as a pilot project nearly 5 years ago. The team have been successful in supporting a number of children with autism and mental health needs, improving their outcomes and reducing their need to go into hospital. Due to the success of the team additional funding has been awarded to extend the scope to include adults

If you are driven, passionate and to want to work with Autistic individuals who are in mental health crisis and are at risk of admission to hospital, then we want to hear from you.

The team is a specialist, multi-disciplinary team currently consisting of Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Nursing and Therapy Assistants and Assistant Psychologists.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job:
  • Clinical assessments
  • Risk assessments
  • Autism informed interventions to reduce the risk of an admission due to mental health crisis
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Creating autism profiles as part of a MDT
  • Providing individualised training to families and care providers
  • Mental health check ins

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support group

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a team we work systemically to understand and support the significant impact and challenges experienced by children and adults with autism who are in mental health crisis, and their families.

In order to do this, we work with the network around the child/young person (e.g. RISE, Adult Mental Health, Social Care, Education) and work closely with commissioners. As a nurse you will have experience of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working as you will need to attend and chair regular MDTs, CETRs and EMDTs.

As a nurse you would visit individuals at home / school / in appropriate setting multiple times a week to engage them and carry out our assessments and interventions. The nurses currently in the team describe this as the best part of their role and no day is the same.

This is an exciting time to join our Team as we mature and expand and continue to look for innovative ways to support the families we work with. If you are passionate and motivated and are driven to prevent individuals with autism and mental health from being admitted to hospital, then we want to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alexandra Malik Clinical Nurse Specialist or Kami Basra Team leader on Tele: 02476961451: Email or

Person Specification



  • Professional registered qualification relating to learning disability, autism and/or mental health
  • Diploma / Degree holder
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD



  • Knowledge and understanding of up-to-date legislation/guidance in respect of learning disability and/or autism and/or mental health
  • Demonstrate understanding of responsibilities of a registered professional according to professional body codes
  • Knowledge of Valuing People and the Transforming Care Agenda and their application into practice
  • Highly effective communication and liaison skills
  • Ability to manage own workload and to work in an autonomous capacity
  • Teaching and training skills
  • Clinically proficient and able to provide direct assistance to service users with complex needs
  • Computer literacy in Word, PowerPoint and Excel



  • Registered professional qualification with a substantial post registration experience at Band 5 or above
  • Experience of working in multi-agency teams with multi-disciplinary colleagues



  • Independent means of transport

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Wayside House

Wilsons Lane



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