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Community Learning Disability Nurse

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Ellesmere Port
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Nurse, Learning disability nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Permanent Band 5 Learning Disability Nurse in LD CAMHS West Cheshire.

The post holder would be joining an established Community Team consisting of Learning Disability Nurses, Clinical Support Workers, Assistant Psychologists, a Clinical Psychologist and Psychiatrist.

The post does require the ability to travel in a timely manner across the Cheshire area as needed.

Main duties of the job

The team offer evidence based behavioural and sleep assessments and interventions to children and young people with Severe Learning Disabilities who display behaviours that people may find challenging.

The post holder 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, the team utilise a Positive Behaviour Support model therefore prior knowledge of this model would be extremely beneficial but not essential. Appropriate support and training will be offered to the successful candidate depending on their experience level.

The post holder would also be required to provide group training to parents and professionals as needed and support and training will be offered around this.

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.

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 Disabilities).
  • Mentorship
  • Relevant degree
  • Behaviour/mental health qualification.
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Learning Disability and child related policy.
  • Current best practice in learning disability nursing
  • Knowledge about Safeguarding children.
  • NHS policy/practice, e.g. health improvement/public health agenda.
  • Excellent communicator - written and oral
  • Proven, demonstrable experience of innovation and commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mental health issues for people with learning disabilities.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability.
  • Previous Community Nurse experience.
  • Experience of working in CAMHS.
  • Experience of positive parenting initiatives.
  • Experience of working with children with Severe Learning Disabilities and mental health problems and their families/carers

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