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Senior Practitioner - Community

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leasowe Wirral
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
25 Mar 2023
We have an opportunity for a 30hr per week opportunity as a Senior Practitioner post, fixed term for 2 years, based with the Wirral Community Learning Disabilities Team (CLDT). The CLDT is an established team comprising of nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and psychiatry. The Senior Practitioner will work as part of the multi-disciplinary community team, and will be expected to work autonomously, managing a defined case load of adult service users with Learning Disabilities and complex health needs.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously, managing a defined case load of adult with learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental difficulties and /or challenging behaviour.

Your enthusiasm for providing a high-quality service and addressing health inequalities for people with learning disabilities will be matched by your ability to work collaboratively with not only the adults we support, but also their advocates/families and other identified stakeholders.

An excellent understanding of the issues adults with learning disabilities may experience is essential for this post as is a good understanding of Positive Behaviour Support, Mental Health, Positive Risk Assessment, Care Programme Approach and Case Management.

In addition to direct clinical skill, the successful applicants will be able to demonstrate skills in sharing knowledge through training and consultation and be able to modify and evaluate practice in line with clinical and service needs.

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
  • First level nurse. RNLD/RNMH/ RMN (degree level)
  • Evidence of post registration module training in specialist area to diploma/degree level e.g. physical health in learning disabilities module; epilepsy module; dementia module.
  • Evidence of post registration training in e.g. - challenging behaviour - autism - epilepsy
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing learning & development
  • Nurse prescribing qualification.
Knowledge and Expertise Essential
  • Ability to assess/Plan/Evaluate care to clients and carers.
  • Ability to participate in and develop nursing practice
  • Support clients in crisis.
  • Excellent record keeping.
  • Ability to chair meetings and lead a team e.g. CPA.
  • Deliver training to other professionals and services
  • Special interests related to current service developments (e.g. epilepsy; challenging behaviour; autism etc).
Experience Essential
  • A reasonable amount of post qualifying experience of working with adults with a Learning Disability in a community setting
  • Direct experience of working with clients with complex needs i.e. challenging behaviour, epilepsy, mental health problems, continuing health care.
  • Clinical supervision of staff
  • Delivery of training to other staff, service users and carers.
  • Positive attitude to people with LD.
  • Awareness of current issues
  • Awareness of relevant legislation and good practice relating to learning disabilities (Valuing People; Mental Health Act; Mansell 3 etc).
  • Appreciation of governance
  • Participation in service developments.
  • Experience in delivery of quality initiatives.

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