Clinical Specialist (OT/SLT/Psych Ass/ RNLD/RNMH Nurse/PBS) - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Learning Disability Intensive Support Service (LDISS) is a nationally recognised service, it provides people with a Learning Disability with behaviours that challenge the service or a mental health condition that cannot be supported in mainstream services, the required support in the community with the aim at keeping people at home and out of hospital.

LDISS aims to give service users a meaningful, high quality and unrestrictive life where possible. Through providing the right interventions and support, service users will be assisted to live a life where they have choices, are included in their communities and achieve their potential.

As LDISS works with some of the most complex individuals of all ages with a learning disability in the county, this will frequently require a highly skilled and imaginative approach to achieve a good outcome. LDISS will focus on social activities, inclusion, life skills, friendships and family relationships as well as providing professional assessments, skills and guidance.

Main duties of the job

We require someone who has experience of working with individuals with Learning Disability and or Autism, who are committed to continuing to develop the high quality services that our service users deserve. If you are proactive in working with carers and families and have a robust and sensitive demeanour we would like to hear from you.

The post will work alongside other members of the Learning Disability and Mental Health service, including the CLDT Managers, Crisis and Commissioning and County Council Colleagues.

You will be part of the Clinical Team and provide clinically effective and evidence based services in the prevention and management of aggressive incidents. The hours of work are 37.5 per week and duties will involve flexible working potentially across a 24 hour rotational shift pattern.

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced practitioner to bring their expertise to our team. The post holder will work with individuals, staff team, families and carers, as a leader within the MDT and will implement, monitor and model interventions that will increase the individuals quality of life. The post holder should have a knowledge of PBS and Active Support and be able to analyse data and feedback the results to the wider team. The post holder will need to demonstrate enhanced competence in decision making, clinical reasoning and the management of clinical needs and have experience in working with individuals who require an individualised and inspirational approach.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 29th September

Interview date: 13th October

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma in relevant subject area or equivalent (or be prepared to work towards)
  • Qualification in Positive Behavioural Support or Functional Analysis
Nature of experience Essential
  • Demonstrable post qualification experience in learning disabilities or related area, some of which should have been in a community setting
  • Experience of providing short term evidence based interventions e.g. PBS, CBT,

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Pullman Place

Great Western Road



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