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Band 6 Learning Disability Practitioner - Access Team

Job Reference: 313-A-21-102788-EE

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£32,306 /£34,172 /£39,027

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Are you NMC or HCPC Registered?

We have an exciting opportunity in our newly established Access Team within the community Learning Disability service. You will be based in the City community learning disability team at Winstanley Drive , but will work closely with all community teams, (including Forensic, Outreach) and disciplines in the wider multidisciplinary team, (nursing, Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy, psychology and psychiatry)

We are actively seeking applications from all registered disciplines with specialist skills to offer who are working with the adult learning disability cohort, including Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists.

You will contribute to the effective delivery of the newly developed LD services Access pathway by ensuring all referrals to the community learning disability and autism services are triaged, prioritised and processed in a timely and responsive manner. Part of your role will be to complete specialist core assessment for all patients referred to the service to identify individuals health needs, agree an intervention plan and allocate to the appropriate clinical pathway.

As part of your role you will actively contribute to the development of the access arrangements and the maintenance of high standards throughout the access process, including service user and stakeholder feedback.

We will provide you with regular and ongoing supervision and you will be supported to continue your professional developed.

We are looking for someone who can offer a dynamic and positive and creative approach to service delivery, aimed at improving the lives of people with learning disabilities who may have additional complex physical and/or mental health needs and/or challenging behaviours.

We will be looking to interview for this post the week beginning 4th October 2021. All interviews will be help on MS teams

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact either Sharon Pritchard or Alison Sims

Note that there are 2 JDs attached for each registered discipline

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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