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Learning Disabilities
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
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Monkton Park Chippenham
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
27/08/2017 23:59
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Advanced Practitioner

Band 6

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.


Learning disabilities services in Wiltshire are expanding. Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) are creating, in partnership with the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, an innovative service that will provide intensive support for people with learning disability experiencing crisis.

The aim of the service is to maintain people at home or in their community placements with a strong emphasis on utilization of their social capital. This will be achieved through close working with service users, families, carers and other agencies.

For service users who require hospital support, the intensive support service will work closely with mainstream mental health services to ensure that service users are properly supported and to enable them to return home at the earliest convenience.
AWP are committed to supporting staff to meet their CPD requirements for their continued professional registration and all staff will receive training on positive behavioural support management.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Macey 01225 713215

Dan Wilkins (Community Services Manager) at

If you have problems applying, contact

01225 731790