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Community Nurse, Learning Disabled Children & Young People

To provide an effective Community Nursing Service for children and young people with moderate/severe Learning Disabilities, their families/carers within the Bassetlaw locality.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will work as a member of the Children's Community Learning Disability Nursing Team with specific responsibility for assessing, planning and supporting with the delivery of individual care plans for children and young people with moderate/severe Learning Disabilities in their homes, school and community settings
  • To function as case holder for children and young people with moderate/severe learning disabilities, supporting and supervising health care support workers in the team.
  • Provide community visits and liaise with relevant agencies to ensure effective review and delivery of care.
  • Co-ordinate and develop care plans for individuals utilising clinical skills and knowledge of appropriate assessment tools, nursing process and therapeutic interventions in line with best practice and in accordance with Trust Procedures and guidelines.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will be expected to demonstrate high levels of autonomy and decision- making skills and undertake comprehensive assessments related to complex behaviour/toileting/sleep and health concerns.
  • Develop and deliver therapeutic interventions within a multi-agency framework for the benefit of children, young people with moderate/severe learning disabilities and their families/carers
  • The post holder will work in partnership with and contribute to the development of a multi-agency team approach to promote and optimise all aspects of emotional health and wellbeing for the learning disabled child/young person.
  • The post holder will offer support and specialist learning disability nursing advice and knowledge to other registered nurses and healthcare workers within the trust, colleagues in education, social care settings and voluntary sectors in relation to clinical care and learning disability related topics.

Person Specification



  • First level RNLD/RNMH
  • ENB 998 or DC1/2



  • Proven minimum 3 years post qualification experience.
  • Experience of multi-agency work.
  • Experience of working with children/young people and their families around a range of health and behavioural needs.
  • Experience of managing vulnerable children's needs
  • Experience/knowledge of safeguarding issues in relation to children and young adults


  • Community Experience
  • Leadership/ team management



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to prioritise and manage clinical caseload.
  • Self-motivated able to work under own initiative
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and documents pertaining to children
  • Evidence of professional development
  • Knowledge of behaviour support, functional analysis early intervention and person centred approach



  • A full UK driving licenses and vehicle for business use is required

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Retford hospital

North Road


DN22 7XF

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