Community Learning Disability Nurse

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

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Learning Disability Nurse in LD CAMHS Cheshire, base can be either Macclesfield or Crewe.

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 Severe Learning Disabilities who display behaviours that people may find challenging.

Main duties of the job

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.

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.

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 offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.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.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a 'Bronze' award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

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 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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