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Children's Community Learning Disability Nurse

Pennine Care NHS FT
Oldham & Hyde
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Children's Learning Disability Nurse to join a highly experienced health care teams working in the Learning Disabilities Directorate within the Specialist Services Division of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

There are two full time B5 posts available: one post is based within the Oldham Learning Disability Team and one post is based within the Tameside Learning Disability Team. We will accept applications from students in the final year of Learning Disability Nurse training.

Main duties of the job

Service/Ward/Department Summary: The post-holder will be based within either the the Learning Disability Team in Oldham or the Learning Disability Team in Tameside. Both teams provide specialist support and interventions to children and young people up to the age of 18. We deliver high quality health assessments and interventions to children and young people with complex needs.

Main duties of the job Role Summary: Delivery of evidence based health and behavioural assessments and interventions to children and young people with learning disabilities who have complex and challenging needs. You will be working within a supportive team with the expectation to be person centred, creative and innovative in meeting the health needs of individuals whilst offering support to families and carers. There will be the opportunity to work across a range of settings and with a range of other services. The Care Hub has a supervision framework in place and there are regular opportunities for continuing professional development and clinical supervision with other Community Nurses working in the Pennine Care Learning Disability Care Hub. We are eager to support continual professional development and access to additional training opportunities. All newly qualified nurses will be enrolled on a Preceptorship Programme.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of

Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the

people who use our services. Were really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure were a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage

and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of

mental illness, either individually or as a carer

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities (RNLD)
  • Good standard of general education


  • Mentorship qualification
  • Training around/knowledge of Positive behavioural approaches



  • Experience of working with children and young people and/or adults with a learning disability.


  • Experience of delivering positive behavioural support
  • Previous experience of working within a community team for learning disabilities.



  • Person centred approaches
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working
  • Knowledge of using LD specialist assessment tools
  • Knowledge of behavioural techniques /management
  • Ability to deal with complex sensitive and distressing situations which may include challenging behaviour, abuse and breaking bad news
  • Knowledge and skills across a range of learning disability issues
  • Knowledge of child protection and adult safeguarding.

Skills and Abilities


  • Highly developed communication skills to support a range of activities
  • Experience in supporting people with complex and challenging needs
  • Experience in completing nursing assessments

Work Related Circumstances


  • A willingness to undertake appropriate and relevant additional training.
  • Ability to keep yourself healthy in what at times will be an emotionally charged and challenging work.
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure. o Application Form o Interview

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Oldham & Tameside

Spindles Shopping Centre Oldham & Hollingworth Clinic , Hyde

Oldham & Hyde


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