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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Ellesmere Port
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Permanent Band 5 Learning Disability Nurse in LD CAMHS West Cheshire.

The post holder would be joining an established Community Team consisting of Learning Disability Nurses, Clinical Support Workers, Assistant Psychologists, a Clinical Psychologist and Psychiatrist.

The post does require the ability to travel in a timely manner across the Cheshire area as needed.

Main duties of the job

The team offer evidence based behavioural and sleep assessments and interventions to children and young people with Severe Learning Disabilities who display behaviours that people may find challenging.

The post holder will be required to carry out the assessment of behaviours and develop person centred behavioural intervention plans for a caseload of young people between the ages of 0-18, the team utilise a Positive Behaviour Support model therefore prior knowledge of this model would be extremely beneficial but not essential. Appropriate support and training will be offered to the successful candidate depending on their experience level.

The post holder would also be required to provide group training to parents and professionals as needed and support and training will be offered around this.

About us

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) supports thousands of vulnerable people across Cheshire and Merseyside. We provide physical, mental health and learning disability services to a total population of around one million people.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or you are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

The team provide an extremely supportive environment for everyone and we all have a positive can do attitude. We are a forward thinking team who provide evidence based behavioural strategies in a family centred way to enhance the life outcomes of Children and Young People with Severe learning Disabilities.

Visit our 'Working for us' pages on our website to find out more about why you should choose CWP.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

To ensure that we continue to provide Outstanding for Care (as recently been awarded by CQC), CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking aValues Based Interview/Assessment,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If your disability meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme? Please also inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

All new clinical support staff will be required to have completed or working towards the Care Certificate (CWP In-house 2 day training to be completed within 6 months of start date).

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. Please note that DBS costs will be waived for applicants who are being recruited for COVID-19 reasons.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies. Please see attached Update Service Applicant Guide document for further information.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100 and quote the vacancy reference number.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities).
  • Mentorship
  • Relevant degree
  • Behaviour/mental health qualification.
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Learning Disability and child related policy.
  • Current best practice in learning disability nursing
  • Knowledge about Safeguarding children.
  • NHS policy/practice, e.g. health improvement/public health agenda.
  • Excellent communicator - written and oral
  • Proven, demonstrable experience of innovation and commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental health issues for people with learning disabilities.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability.
  • Previous Community Nurse experience.
  • Experience of working in CAMHS.
  • Experience of positive parenting initiatives.
  • Experience of working with children with Severe Learning Disabilities and mental health problems and their families/carers

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
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Coronation Road Work Place Hub

Coronation Road

Ellesmere Port

CH65 9AA

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