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Children's Nurse Learning Disability Services

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

Post Title: Children's Nurse Learning Disability Services

Base - North Barn, Lancaster.

Banding - Band 6

Hours - 37.5 hrs pw

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Children's Learning Disability Service. The Learning Disability Service strives to provide forward thinking high quality services, working in partnership with other agencies. In addition to working with young people with learning disabilities and their families, we have a strong commitment to health promotion through service development and training initiatives. We are committed to helping our staff-develop and you will be part of an enthusiastic and experienced team.

The post holder will work within current multi-disciplinary teams and contribute to core clinical functions within the team, as well as the provision of specialised nursing interventions. They will complement existing training provisions by the team, into the local communities, to support young people to stay in their usual place of residency/home and prevent escalating need and increased risk of admission.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced qualified clinical practitioner, to take a key role in the delivery of high quality service provision, that promotes and improves the well-being of children and young people who have a learning disability.

The post holder will, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, work towards addressing the psychological, emotional and behavioural needs of children and young people with a learning disability. They will be responsible for their caseload and deliver a range of evidence based interventions.

The team provides a range of high quality assessment packages and interventions that are tailored for each individual and family. These include group based programmes for parents, wider family and individual work, behavioural interventions and sensory preferences and advice. The team have developed a number of pathways to provide support to the families and carers of children and young people who meet our eligibility criteria including behaviour, anxiety, toileting and sleep. Multi-agency working is a core part of the team's remit and we have strong links with local mainstream and specialist education providers, social care and voluntary organisations.

Adaptability, good communication skills and self-motivation are essential to the role. You will also be able to demonstrate that your practice is evidence based and innovative.

A means of transport is essential and applicants must be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role

Person Specification



  • First Level Nursing or equivalent professional qualification
  • Previous experience as registered nurse or equivalent


  • Part 5 or 14 of NMC register



  • A means of mobility around the district
  • Ability to support people who have a learning disability/complex needs on an individual and group basis
  • Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how to undertake assessment and support children and young people with ASD



  • Experience of working in community setting
  • Experience of working with children and young people who have learning disabilities and/or autism


  • Working with individuals who challenge.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


North Barn



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