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Intensive Support Team Practitioner

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year p.a.
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are You A Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse ? Registered Mental Health Nurse ? Occupational Therapist ? Psychology Assistant or Hold a NVQ5?

Do you enjoy a challenge, being part of a team and thinking outside the box? If your answer is yes this could be the Job for you!

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic passionate Practitioner to Join the Pan Dorset Learning Disabilities Intensive Support Team.

If you hold the following qualifications Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities, Registered Nurse Mental Health, Occupational Therapist or NVQ level 5, previous experience pre or post registration of working with people with a learning disability, challenging behaviour, and or people with mental health diagnosis and would like to work in a specialist service this may be the role for you.

If you have experience of working with people with a learning disability, people with mental health diagnosis and co morbidities and would like to work in a specialist service this may be the role for you.

The Team supports and encourages innovative practice, research based practice.Personal development as a practitioner is fully supported through training both in house and externally and through other mediums such as shadowing.

The team's operational hours are 8am - 8pm seven days a week; shifts are on an allocated rota system and are 7.5 hours in duration Working pattern is alternate weekend's. Enhanced payment for weekends and Bank Holidays is payed.

Main duties of the job

The team provides intensive specialist assessments to people with learning disabilities who may be in crises, working closely with specialist Children's services to support transitions from specialist child to adult services, support with the monitoring of people with learning disabilities placed in out of area hospitals and participate actively in planning their repatriation back into their local area or other identified placements. In reach in to local primary care and specialist services to support reasonable adjustments for people with a Learning Disability.

The team works in conjunction with the Community Learning Disabilities Teams, Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion service and supports the in reach into Specialist / Primary Care Services.We provide specialist therapy groups, specialist therapeutic approaches and training to carers and care providers.

The Team are currently developing and piloting Video Positive Behaviour support plans and care plans these are co produced and form bespoke training packages for transitions and Care team development.

We provide a Pan Dorset Service and have two bases for the team (one in the East) based at Hillcrest, Slades Farm Road, Bournemouth and the other (in the West) based at Acland road Dorchester.This post is for the Hillcrest Office Based In Bournemouth.

However the post will require travel across the county and occasionally out of county for monitoring of patients in Specialist hospital placements.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Knowledge Skills and Training Essential
  • Hold relevant Degree, Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse / Psychiatric Nurse, Occupational therapy, NVQ 5
  • Experience of working with people with Learning Disabilities and or Mental Health Issue
Job Specific Experience Essential
  • Experience of supporting people with Learning Disabilities Mental health problems
  • Able to demonstrate autonomous working
Personal Qualities and Attributes Essential
  • Ability to work as part of a team
Information Technology Essential
  • Good IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office

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