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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Band 7

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a nurse specialist who is passionate about supporting children and young people with a diagnosis of autism and/or learning disability in mental health crisis?

The Children's Intensive Support Team (IST) for Coventry and Warwickshire is expanding, and we have a new opportunity for a community nurse specialist to join the team. This is an exciting time at the Trust, as we expand our offer to become the lead provider locally for integrated children's services.

The IST is a specialist multi-disciplinary team, consisting of occupational therapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists and nurses. The team started as a pilot project over six years ago and aims to reduce the number of children with autism and/ or a learning disability in hospital with mental health needs.

As our community nurse specialist, you will lead the nursing team and play a key role in formulating and directing interventions. You will be responsible for providing assessment and behavioural/ therapeutic treatment programmes and undertake supervision. You will liaise with and work collaboratively with other agencies according to the needs of the young person.

The role can be offered on a full or part-time basis. Whilst based at Wayside House in Coventry, the role is flexible with some hybrid working and travel required across Coventry and Warwickshire. We would welcome a conversation or service visit if you would like to know more!

Main duties of the job

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

flexible working opportunities

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 groups

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

Experience in assessment skills, chairing multi-agency meetings and a working knowledge of the Positive Behavioural Support model would be advantageous or a willingness to access training in this approach is essential.

A good working understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders would be essential.

As one of the lead clinicians in the team you will have a role in formulating and directing interventions. You will take responsibility for providing assessment and behavioural/therapeutic treatment programmes for these individuals.

You will have a proven ability to liaise with and work in collaboration with other relevant agencies according to the needs of the young person.

Person Specification



  • Registered mental health/LD nurse, with postgraduate qualification (PgDip, MSc or equivalent
  • Skilled in the use of complex methods of psychological /behavioural assessment, intervention and management
  • Experience of contributing to service developments
  • Experience in supervision and management of staff

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Wayside House

Wilson's Lane



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