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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2022.

Community Learning Disability Nurse

Job Reference: 449-CSP660

Solent NHS Trust
£25,665 - £31,534 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

An exciting oppourtunity has risen for a Band 5 Learning Disability Nurse to join our estalbished CAMHS-LD Team in Portsmouth.We are looking for candidates who hold a professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council who have a passion for working with young people with learning disabilities and their families around the impact of challening behaviour and mental health difficulties to improve quality of life.

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

CAMHS-LD is a Multi-Disciplinary Service providing a range of effective, evidence-based assessments, treatments and support for children and young people (0-18) from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds who experience behavioural, emotional and/or mental health difficulties. Types of disorders include: Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, difficulties with carrying out routine/repeated behaviours, challenging behaviour and (assessment of) Neurodevelopmental difference.

There is a very strong focus on partnership working with the children and young people, their families, primary care, health and education services, social care, adult services, and the voluntary sector. Service Aims are to Improve quality of life for young people with LD & their families and to minimise intensity, frequency, duration & impact of Challenging Behaviour & Mental Health difficulties in young people with a Learning Disability.

Job Responsibilities

  • To maintain a caseload and to undertake specialist evidence-based assessments, interventions for young people and their families as part of the CAMHS-Learning Disabilities and CDC Team across Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire.
  • To meet the needs of patients and their families to achieve improved health outcomes and promote health and wellbeing while demonstrating care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment. Care is based on comprehensive assessment, ensures continuity and is patient/client centred, culturally sensitive and evidence-based and which promotes independence.
  • To undertake assessment to minimise the intensity, frequency, duration and impact of challenging behaviour and mental health difficulties in children and young people with learning disabilities.
  • To develop and maintain a culture of service improvement which promotes quality and safety and striving to do better.

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Adaptaive Communication Skills, written and verbal.
  • A knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunities and Promoting Diversity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.

For more information on the post, please contact Ria Bamborough on either 0300 123 6632 or

Job Specific Location/Base: - Falcon House, St James Hospital. Portsmouth


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders. Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

UK Registration

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

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