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Registered Nurse - Learning disability (ITSBS)

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We hope that you will join us as our Band 5 Community Learning Disability Nurse, supporting the delivery of the new Intensive Therapeutic Short Break Service (ITSBS)across the Pennine Care footprint.

This is a Community Learning Disability Nurse role within a new multiagency team comprising clinical psychology, learning disability nursing, speech therapy, occupational therapy and support workers. The Intensive Therapeutic Short Break Service sits alongside the Community Learning Disability and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services across the footprint, consisting of community learning disability nursing, clinical psychology and psychiatry

The team will be working with a small number of children and young people who have severe learning disabilities and who have been identified as having complex needs including autism and/or behaviour that challenges, that require intensive support. Working alongside the local respite and short breaks services, the Intensive Therapeutic Short Break Service will work together to create, instigate and support person centred positive behaviour support plans with the aim of improving the quality of life for this group of children and young people and reduce any restrictions or restraints (in accordance with NICE guidance).

Main duties of the job

You will have experience working with this client group and have developed some skills in assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation. You will have experience of working in multi-agency settings. Due to the level of independent working and management of risk, you are expected to have experience of working with this client group.

About us

This is a chance to be involved in helping to deliver a service based on the principles of the Ealing Model, including positive behavioural support and trauma informed interventions, whilst drawing on your knowledge and expertise of the needs of this population. It is an exciting and transformational project. You will support the consultant lead with the mobilisation of this model across our five localities, linking to the dynamic risk register and working alongside families.

This is a role that will truly enable you to make a system wide difference to children with severe learning disabilities and complex needs. Work with us and put your passion into practice.

Job description Job responsibilities

When making your application, do refer to the attached job description and person specification which can be found in the documents to download section below.

Use your supporting information section of your application to give examples of when you have met each of the criteria on the person specification as this is ultimately what you'll be shortlisted against.

Person Specification EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Relevant health or social care qualification with current professional registration e.g. o R.N.L.D o BSC Hons in Learning Disability Nursing and Social work or equivalent relevant experience
  • Post registration qualifications in related subjects e.g. Positive Behavioural Support, Community Specialist Practitioner, Autism
Experience Essential
  • Experience working with children and young people with learning disabilities and complex needs (including Autism, mental health needs and behaviour that challenges) and their families in multi-agency settings
  • Experience of using principles of positive behavioural support and developing PBS plans
  • Experience of administration and organisation for caseload management whilst prioritising demands
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team work
  • Experience of consulting with other professionals
  • Experience managing risk in children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour
  • Experience supervising therapy assistants
  • Experience of functional assessment and analysis
  • Experience of co production
  • Experience of facilitating therapeutic groups
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of Positive Behavioural Support Principles (PBSP)
  • Understanding of government legislation and key policy documents relevant to the role
  • Working knowledge of SEND
  • Understanding of the Transforming Care agenda
  • Understanding of evidence-based practice and the implications for clinical practice
  • Capacity to maintain a high degree of professionalism in the face of highly distressing difficulties and situations
  • Knowledge and experience of working within a Safeguarding Framework
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Experience of completing individual assessments with children, young people and families, e.g. health care, mental health, individual needs
  • Experience in completing specialist assessments e.g. behavioural assessments and formulations
  • Experience of completing risk assessments and developing risk management plans
  • Ability to implement packages of care
  • Ability to reflect, appraise and evaluate learning from experience
  • Ability to identify own learning needs
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with different agencieS
  • Teaching and assessment skills
  • Demonstrable time management and organisational skills
  • The post has a community focus and there will be daily travel
  • Research, audit and data analysis
Work related circumstances Essential
  • se of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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