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Learning Disability Practitioner - CAMHS

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
25 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a CAMHS-LD Practitioner to join our team!

This post requires the holder, as a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Community Based Team, to maintain a caseload and to lead and undertake specialist evidence-based assessments, interventions for young people and their families as part of the CAMHS-Learning Disabilities and CDC Team across Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire. You will be expected to undertake direct clinical work, in the form of individual, family and group, that demonstrates a high level of skill in supporting the child/young person and their family where severe, complex and often longstanding difficulties are present.

Alongside our services aims which are to improve the quality of life for young people with learning disabilities and their families through helping them participate fully in education, social activities and family life and manage the difficulties associated with having or being part of a family where a child has a learning disability. In addition to minimise the intensity, frequency, duration and impact of challenging behaviour and mental health difficulties in children and young people with learning disabilities.

The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues from other services and agencies to promote joint working. To assist in training across sectors and agencies as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

Work in partnership and communicate effectively with children who have learning disabilities and their families using augmentative communication methods as required. Some children may also present with challenging communicative behaviour or mental health diagnoses.

Undertake a holistic clinical assessment utilising clinical skills, knowledge and experience that covers the complex psychological, social and health care needs of children and young people with learning disabilities.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

Assess individual health needs, implement and evaluate care plans, and review interventions enabling the child with a learning disability and their family to develop strategies that will assist with managing emotions and maintaining appropriate relationships.

Work in partnership with clients and carers to enable them to make informed choices about care and treatment to promote their health and well-being.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Nationally recognised core qualification i.e. Nursing, Social work, Psychology, Occupational Therapist, CBT Therapist
  • Professional Qualification at first degree level or equivalent
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with a wide variety of people with learning disabilities and their families or carers and with presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • Experience of specialist learning disability and mental health assessment and treatment of people with learning disabilities. Experience of assessing and managing challenging behaviour and the needs of families/carers as a full member of a multi disciplinary team located in community, primary care or residential settings.
  • Post qualifying experience of working in your profession
  • Experience of teaching and or training other professionals and/or carers.
  • Knowledge of specialist psychological and behavioural interventions for people who have learning disabilities.
  • Experience of liaising, joint working, supporting, and consulting with other agencies. Networking abilities convening and chairing meetings
  • Experience of assessing and treating mental health and behavioural difficulties in children and young people with learning disabilities

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