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Specialist Learning Disability Health Facilitator

Employer
Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Leasowe Wirral
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Learning Disability Nurse to join the Wirral Community Learning Disability Team, which provides multidisciplinary care to people with learning disabilities, from its base at Leasowe Millennium Centre. The CLDT is co-located with social care and has excellent working relationships with the ICB meaning that good multiagency working is achieved.

The CLDT is part of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Learning Disabilities, Neuro Developmental & Acquired Brain Injury Care Group, and has excellent governance structures. We have strong links to local universities as a Trust, and take an active role in leading in Clinical Research.

Main duties of the job

We require a practitioner with considerable experience, who can work alongside the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team and leadership in relation to ensuring high quality evidence based and innovative practice.

The main duties of the job as per the main Job Description.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We have been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the top places to work in the health service for the last two years running. CWP also scored the highest in the north west (among mental health, learning disability and community Trusts) for staff recommending CWP as a place to work in the NHS Staff Survey 2020.

We have services across Wirral and Cheshire, as well as Trafford, Warrington, Bolton, Halton and Liverpool - and provide specialist services for the North West as a whole.

Apply now to join our skilled and friendly teams and help us to deliver our vision to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality care. We offer a variety of roles at all levels.

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.

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.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for our Armed Forces community. Please answer YES to the question in the application form.

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.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

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

CWP encourages and supports all staff to become vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

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

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience/ability to work independently.
  • Excellent knowledge of the physical health agenda, relevant legislation and government policy.
  • Ability to deliver training and make formal presentations to groups.
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability in a community setting.
  • Direct experience of working with clients with a learning disability and complex needs i.e. challenging behaviour, autism, mental health problems
  • Plan/Evaluate care to clients with complex needs
  • Ability to take lead health coordination function for people with complex health needs.
  • Ability to undertake complex risk assessments and manage risks through coordinated multi agency approach to care.
  • Ability to design and deliver training and make formal presentations to groups of professionals, service providers, service users and families
  • Ability to support service users, their families and carers in crisis situations.
  • Audit and benchmarking skills.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and the ability to work across organisations to obtain positive outcomes for service users.
Desirable
  • Staff Management experience (PDP's; sickness/absence management/recruitment & retention etc.).
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Positive attitude to people with LD and experience of person centred.
  • Participation in service developments/projects process complex care packages.
  • Experience of CHC
  • Implementation of and experience in the development and planning.
  • Positive attitude to people with learning disabilities.
  • Ability to convey ideas and information in a confident and easily understood manner
  • Ability to negotiate complex and contentious issues.
  • Demonstrates values led approach to care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and commitment to equality and diversity.
  • Confident and professional manner
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing training and personal development.
Desirable
  • Developed good practice Guidelines/protocols/ policies.
  • Previous examples of leading to implement new practice.
  • Special interests related to area of practice.
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered learning disability nurse (RNLD; RNMH) with a good amount of experience at band 6 level
  • Hold a relevant degree e.g. Specialist practitioner or equivalent.
  • In-depth experience, evidence of post registration training at degree/masters level e.g. - Complex physical health - Management leadership - Clinical audit & research
  • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing training and personal development
Desirable
  • Leadership or management qualification.
  • Evidence of post registration modules at degree/masters level e.g. - Mentorship module.


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