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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Pennine Care NHS FT
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Learning Disability Nurse to join a highly experienced multi-professional health care team working in the Learning Disabilities Directorate within the Specialist Services Division of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The post-holder will be based within the Learning Disability Team in Stockport.

Main duties of the job

Service/Ward/Department Summary: The post-holder will be based within the Learning Disability Team in Stockport which is a truly multidisciplinary team that works with individuals with a mild, moderate or severe learning disability from age 18. We deliver high quality health assessments and interventions to people with complex and challenging needs. The team comprises of community nurses, speech and language therapists, psychologists, physiotherapy and psychiatry input.

Main duties of the job Role Summary: Delivery of evidence based health and behavioural assessments and interventions to adults with learning disabilities who have complex and challenging needs. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary context 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 provider services. There are regular opportunities for continuing professional development and peer supervision with other Community Nurses working in the Directorate. We are eager to support continual professional development and access to additional training opportunities.

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 people with a learning disability


  • Experience of working with people with a leaning disability
  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Stopford House




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