Band 6 Specialist Community LD Practitioner - Swindon

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an opportunity for a suitably qualified nurse or allied health professional to join our Specialist Community Learning Disability Health and Autism Diagnostic Service. You will join a dynamic and friendly specialist health team with a diverse and interesting skill set, who are spearheading the future development of community services, in Swindon.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must have experience of undertaking assessments with highly complex individuals, providing highly specialist therapeutic interventions with adults with complex needs and/or enduring mental health problems, as well as having a proven track record of contributing to the development and delivery of innovative, evidence-based initiatives to improve the quality of life of service users.

This role will focus on supporting individuals with complex learning disabilities and/or autism in the community. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and you will have access to regular clinical and management supervision to enable you to work autonomously.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to use and develop a number of skills, including leadership skills, autism diagnosis, complex physical disability and epilepsy depending on their experience and the demands of the service.

About us

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

As an AWP employee, you will benefit from regular supervision and appraisal, along with a commitment to support your professional development and the general terms and conditions offered by the NHS.

Job description Job responsibilities

Management of a community learning disability caseload, within the Swindon area. This will include complex assessments and care planning and the development risk managements plans. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals who provide holistic, person centred specialist health care. You will have opportunities to lead on projects and participate in service development activities.

Person Specification essential Essential
  • Registered Health Professional
  • LD/ASD experience
  • Community Experience

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