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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
18 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen to for a Band 6 Learning Disability Caseworker to join the Intensive Support Team on a fixed term/secondment contract to cover maternity leave.

We are looking for a keen team player who has a good understanding in the transforming care agenda.

The candidate should have knowledge around person centred care and positive behavioural plans, which incorporate low arousal approaches and promotes least restrictive practice an understanding of Autism and how it can impact upon delivery of care as well as experience within a community setting.

The successful candidate will have experience working with Learning Disabilities amongst people with a complexity of needs and challenges.

The applicant should be able to work flexibly and with minimal supervision with the ability to cope with changing situations to routine.

The post holder will require a flexible approach to assist when and where required between the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and occasionally to 8pm.

A range of additional training will be offered to supplement the role.

Main duties of the job

Work within a specialist clinical team providing a service to adults who have a learning disability, mental health and/or Autism and who present with behavioural challenges.

Provide support via assessment, behavioural interventions, risk assessments, relapse plans, positive behavioural plans and monitoring of service users needs.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work with the Intensive Support Team, Learning Disability Leads and commissioners to support the use and management of the Dynamic Support Register, identify those who require or who would benefit from a Care Treatment Review and develop a plan.

Contribute to the Dynamic Support At Risk Register for adults who are at risk of being admitted to hospital. Provide clinical input to Red, Amber, Green (RAG) statuses as part of the register and liaise with wider professionals to ensure all relevant individuals are captured on the register.

Promote national learning disability agendas including Transforming Care, Positive behaviour Support and mental health recovery models, STOMP, and Greenlight working.

Be aware of the need to protect individuals from abuse and harm in line with local safeguarding policies and procedures.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • RNLD/RMN/Dip OT/Dip SW
  • Registered with NMC/HCPC/SWE
  • BSc in community health studies or equivalent qualification
  • Evidence of post registration training/qualifications
  • Demonstrable evidence of participation in continuous professional development

Additional criteria


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role



  • Good knowledge of working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers
  • Good knowledge of making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities and vulnerabilities
  • A good level of knowledge of current policies and legislations that impact upon people with a learning disability
  • A good level of knowledge in a wide range of common health care conditions in people with learning and other disabilities and vulnerabilities including common long term conditions
  • Child protection and vulnerable adults procedures
  • Knowledge of cognitive behavioural therapy



  • At least two years post-registration experience working with people with complex health needs in the field of Learning Disability and/or Mental Health
  • Working with external stakeholders/agencies, carers and families
  • Previous experience of supporting the needs of people with complex behavioural challenges
  • Experience of conducting cognitive behavioural assessments
  • Experience of supporting the needs of people with complex behavioural challenges

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Princess Of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road



B61 0BB

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