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Specialist Lead, Health Pathway Learning Disability Service

Employer
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Exeter.
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Learning disability nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

We are developing an innovative, integrated model of children's community services across Devon & Torbay and looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly and dedicated locality and county-wide professional teams.

As a large community service, you will be joining a strong, enthusiastic and supportive group of professionals that provides a real sense of professional collaboration at work, that will be an asset to your daily work, your career development and your support network.

We are excited to be advertising for a Band 7 Specialist Nurse to lead the Health Pathway for the Specialist Learning Disability Service.

The Specialist Learning Disability Service is a Specialist service consisting of Learning Disability Nurses. Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists & Assistant Practitioners who offer a range of services for children and adolescents with a diagnosed Learning Disability and Autism from assessment and intervention to consultation, liaison and training for other agencies.

The service can support Children & Adolescents with a moderate to profound Learning Disability, in conjunction with complex behavioural, health or Sleep issues related to this diagnosis.

We provide training in Positive Behaviour Support, Specialist Sleep Training, FAIT (Frankish Assessment on the Impact of Trauma) and Talking Mats . Bespoke training is also considered if required for the role.

Main duties of the job

  • Work within the Specialist Learning Disability Service providing support and supervision to Learning Disability nurses working within the Health Pathway and Learning Pathway and all other integrated pathways.
  • To develop the existing Health Pathway to provide specialist support for CYP with a Learning Disability and support processes for reasonable adjustments for appointments and hospital admissions.
  • To work alongside the other Pathway Lead's in developing a service that is responsive to the need of CYP with a Learning Disability.
  • Screen and triage referrals and ensure a strengths-based approach to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions to support complex packages of care for children with additional needs in the community
  • Contribute to risk assessment and care planning in collaboration with children, young people and their carers


About us

CFHD provides integrated care and treatment for children and young people across physical and mental health which are provided by Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust and Devon Partnership Trust. We are working closely with other organisations and providers to ensure we deliver locality and county-wide based integrated access to all of our services, based on the i-Thrive Framework, in response to consultation with our service users and communities.

CFHD works closely with our local universities of Plymouth, Exeter & the Peninsula Medical School where we support students in clinical training placements and in addition support our own staff to undertake post graduate training.

Our integrated care and treatment has been developed and refined in partnership with children, young people and their families/carers.

Our children and young people say...

We would like the people who work for Children and Family Health Devon to be understanding, patient and respectful. They should be trustworthy and make us feel safe and comfortable. It is important that they use their skills and experience to listen carefully in a non-patronising and non-judgemental way. When staff are positive and friendly, they help to create an environment that is informal and without pressure.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Specialist Learning Disability Service is a specialist County-wide service consisting of Learning disability nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Support Assistants who offer a range of services for children and adolescents with a diagnosed Learning Disability, from assessment and intervention to consultation, liaison and training for other agencies. The service can support Children and Adolescents with a moderate to profound Learning Disability, in conjunction with complex behavioural, Health or Sleep issues related to this diagnosis.

Please see attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Nurse Qualification
  • Experience in Learning Disability
  • Car Driver
  • Evidence of relevent CPD


Desirable

  • Leadership experience.
  • Relevant Qualification in Learning Disabilities.
  • Specialist Sleep Qualification


Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Address

CFHD, Capital Court .

Bittern Road

Exeter.

EX2 7FW

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388-6242154-A&C

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