Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a highly motivated and flexible Learning Disability Nurse who is interested in joining an innovative, community based LD CAMHS Team covering Cheshire. The base will be within Cheshire West but may include travelling across Cheshire, expenses reimbursed as per policy.
The post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary community Learning Disability CAMHS Team, and will be expected to work autonomously, managing a defined case load of 0-18 year olds with Severe Learning Disabilities and challenging behaviour.
The post holder will hold a generic caseload who may also present with:o complex physical health needso mental health difficultieso forensic propensity
The post holder is expected to work in 3 core areas:Direct clinicalTraining and development of othersProject work to help develop services offered to young people with learning disabilities.
Applicants are welcome from both LD nurses who have experience in adult or Children's work.
This is a permanent post
Main duties of the job
You would be joining an established Community Team consisting of Learning Disability Nurses, a Clinical Support Worker, an Assistant Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist and Psychiatrist. The post does require the ability to travel in a timely manner across the Cheshire area as needed.
The team offer evidence based behavioural and sleep assessments and interventions to children and young people with learning disabilities who display behaviours that people may find challenging.
You 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, utilise a Positive Behaviour Support model therefore prior knowledge of this model would be extremely beneficial. You willbe required to provide group training to parents and professionals as needed.
You will be the responsible clinician for multiple cases and be required to complete all necessary documentation.
The post would require the ability to be able to work early mornings and evenings when required by the service.
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
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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 Disability
- Demonstrate commitment to ongoing learning & development
- Specialist Practitioner
- Relevant degree
- Behaviour/ mental health qualification
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
- Ability to assess/plan/evaluate care to clients and parents or carers
- Ability to participate in and develop nursing practice
- Support clients in crisis
- Excellent record keeping
- Ability to chair meetings and lead a team meeting
- Deliver training to other professionals and services
- Learning disability and child related policy
- Current best practice in learning disability nursing
- Safeguarding children
- NHS policy/ practice e.g. health improvement/public health agenda
- Experience of working with children with Severe Learning Disabilities and challenging behaviour and or mental health problems and their families/ carers
- Experience in working in a behavioural service, experience of a positive behaviour support model
- Delivering training/parenting courses and presentations
- Multi-agency/ professional working
- Clinical supervision of staff
- Positive attitude to young people with Learning Disabilities
- Awareness of relevant legislation and good practice relating to young people with Learning Disabilities (Valuing People)
- Appreciation of governance
- Participation in service developments
- Experience in delivery of quality initiatives
- Experience of working in CAMHS
Analytical and Judgemental skills Essential
- Ability to assess acute care/ crisis situations and take appropriate action
- Ability to analyse complex situations, draw up a formulation and make judgements on what interventions to put in place.
- Ability to chair multi-disciplinary, multi-agency meetings.
Personal skills Essential
- Good communication skills verbal and non-verbal
- Confident and professional
- Positive role model
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