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Learning Disability Case Worker

Employer
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The service is all about improving health and care services so that more people with a learning disability and/or autism with mental health needs and forensic needs, can live in the community, close to home. This supports the successful implementation of ‘Building the Right Support.’

We are on the brink of some service change in this small team and have received investment to expand our workforce. This will enable us to better meet the needs of our clients.

The successful candidate will specialise in the complex assessment, management and treatment of needs for those who have Learning Disabilities and or autism, offering bespoke pathways to recovery within the community.

We are looking for a team player who has a good understanding of the transforming care agenda. The candidate should have knowledge around person centred care which is reflected within positive behavioural plans, risk assessments/risk management plans and relapse plans that incorporate low arousal approaches and promote least restrictive practice.

We can offer you a small friendly & flexible team, alongside training in specialist risk assessment relevant to this new role. We offer suitable clinical supervision and support of the wider LD Team.

The post is 37.5 hours a week. Flexible working required between the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and occasionally later where agreed.

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. In particular, providing support via assessment, behavioural interventions, grist assessments, relapse plans, positive behavioural plans and monitoring of service users’ needs.

Maintain effective working relationships with other professionals, carers and service users. Use clinical reasoning skills to decide on best options for interventions and care planning. Requirement to offer solutions to problems and advice as needed.

Work with the 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.

Maintain accurate, contemporaneous and complete records in accordance with Trust policy and professional guidelines for records and record keeping. Input and retrieve activity data into Care notes on a daily basis as required.

Actively manage an effective caseload, maintaining regular visits to service users.

Facilitate and teach effective systems to carers to enable the transfer of skills required for the management of service users behavioural and complex needs.

Carry out / assist in complex assessments where required including MCA/DOLS/CPA

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

Practice and maintain high levels of Trust policy/ standards, understanding and adhering to local, regionals and national policies and procedures and guidelines ensuring innovative and safe practice.

Ensuring the process of referral assessment planning intervention monitoring and evaluation of care is effectively delivered with clear quality outcomes.

Work proactively with service users identified as being at risk of placement breakdown or hospital admission.

Participate in developing monitoring and auditing the standards of practice are researched evidence based in line with clinical governance.

Promote people’s equality diversity and rights.

Contribute to the development and implementation of the learning disability service annual work plan.

Frequent exposure to distressing or emotional circumstances.

Meet the travel and IT requirements of the role.

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

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • 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.
Skills & Abilities Desirable
  • Presentation skills
  • The applicant should be able to work flexibly and with minimal supervision with the ability to cope with changing routine.
Experience Essential
  • 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.
Desirable
  • Experience and knowledge of mental health need amongst people with a complexity of LD/A related needs and challenges
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities (RNMH/RNLD), Qualified Social worker / Occupational Therapist/ Psychologist. Professional status needs to be affiliated with a professional body.
  • BSc in community health studies or equivalent qualification
  • Degree/diploma level professional education, supplemented by specialist training and development.
  • Relevant accredited courses
  • Relevant Teaching Qualification (ENB 998)
  • On-going professional development.
  • Evidence of post registration training/qualifications
  • Full Current UK Professional Registration
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Able to work flexibly, using excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to work within multi-disciplinary / multi agency environment.
  • Be committed to on-going personal and service development.
  • Keen to promote equality of opportunity and non-discriminatory practice.


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