Learning Disability Qualified Practitioner

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and creative qualified practitioner to work with Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's Community Home Assessment and Treatment Team (CHAT). The team provides a 7 day service to people with learning disabilities within Lincolnshire who are in need of additional intensive support for a brief period of time. In line with the Transforming Care agenda there is a focus on admission prevention into hospital and ensuring that people are getting the right care in the right place at the right time. The CHAT team work with individuals who have a need for urgent support related to physical health, mental health and/or behaviours of concern.

The successful applicant must be organised, have effective time management skills and be able to deliver interventions, supervisions and manage a small team on a daily basis. The successful applicant will support the band 6/7 nurses but will also be expected to work autonomously. Good communication skills and the willingness to develop professionally are also essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder should ideally have experience of supporting people with a Learning Disability; however, training could be provided to the successful applicant with the relevant qualifications. The role requires the successful candidate to travel independently throughout the county and to work flexible hours when required. These are to include weekends and evenings.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is well-established, forward-thinking organisation with a real vision for making a positive difference to people in our care, and support for its staff. The post holder will receive regular supervision both management and clinical and there are training opportunities available to support growth within the role. Not only have we maintained our Good rating at the recent CQC inspection, but we are deemed outstanding at being well-led - something we are extremely proud of.

Please contact Michelle Laker / Nicola Garner or Hannah Norman on 01522 309138 for further details

Please refer to the job description and person specification for additional information about this role.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities


To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the evidence based care required, including health promotion for named service users/groups.

Responsible for the appropriate clinical risk assessment of service users contacting the service, providing an effective advice, support, guidance and decision making process culminating in the coordination of any reviewed plan of care.

Work with individuals and their carers to identify their related needs and circumstances; and enable them to understand, manage and where appropriate change their behaviour.

To work flexibly across a 7-day-a-week service.

Responsible for the reviews/case conferences/professional meetings in collaboration with members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Following assessment to work outwards from the immediate crisis and help the service user stabilise and help the carers and extended system feel more confident about how they manage the immediate situation and any continuing difficulties.

Protect people from abuse, neglect and harm.

Enable individuals to develop independent living skills and live in the community.

Participating in Care and Treatment reviews and Blue Light Reviews and the decision making around future treatment options.

Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.

Responsible for ensuring the post holder understands and meets their professional responsibilities under the child protection/adult safeguarding procedures, policies and legislation.

Ensuring that Mental Capacity is considered with regard to every intervention.

Ensuring where there is a lack of Mental Capacity the Best Interests of the service user are assessed and met.

Responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 (Amended 2007) are observed, adhered to and implemented.

Responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.

To manage case-load and service delivery in accordance with and in order to contribute towards the attainment of Service/Trust productivity requirements.


Responsible for participation in the Trust appraisal process, identifying own/others mandatory professional, supervisory, personal development and training needs.

Responsible for ensuring the post holder accesses and participates in clinical supervision.

To ensure that the agreed philosophy approach is adopted and followed, whilst respecting and valuing the different therapeutic approaches available within the multi-disciplinary team

Responsible for ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times in accordance with the data protection act, trust policy, and good practice.

Responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards service users, carers, colleagues and other agencies.

Participate in joint working with appropriate experts/agencies.

To adhere to N.M.C. codes of professional conduct and ethics, plus associated legislation.

To maintain accurate and timely clinical records Education

Responsible for providing formal and informal training on Learning Disability, Behavioural and Mental Health promotion to statutory and non-statutory services.

Responsible for the provision of staff induction, mentorship and clinical supervision to professional colleagues as appropriate.


The post holder is responsible for ensuring that they contribute and work towards the service/organisational aims and objectives.

The post holder as an individual is required to understand their responsibility for respecting and promoting issues of equality diversity and rights in accordance with good practice and legislation.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training in clinical practice.
  • ENB998/Flips or equivalent.
  • Training in Positive Behavioural Support (PBS
  • Willingness to undertake Approved Mental Health Practitioner training.
Experience Essential
  • Knowledge and experience of PBS.
  • Understanding by the post holder of their responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Understanding of the Mental Capacity Act
  • Understanding of Safeguarding Adults processes
  • Understanding Best Interest assessment process
  • Experience of working with mental health issues.
Skills Essential
  • Basic Keyboard skills.
  • Ability to inspire confidence in service users, carers and senior and junior staff.
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Ability to get around locality and on occasions the county in a timely and meaningful manner
  • Flexible approach.
  • Personal integrity.

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