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As somewhere to live, Luton is inspiring and forward thinking. With award winning galleries, beautiful Chiltern views and excellent transport links. Luton has an affordable housing market, with house prices below the national average. The links with London are exceptionally good. In 36 minutes you could be back to London on a direct train. Our offices are close to the train station.

Luton are looking for passionate, agile, dynamic, and creative and inspiring Community Learning Disability Nurse to join our Adult Services division.

About the job

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728 a year, plus £963 essential car user allowance and £3,500 market supplement
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

The Adult Social Care Service exists to help people achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, promoting their wellbeing and independence through both statutory and non-statutory interventions and preventing, reducing or delaying their need for Care and Support.

We have a highly rewarding opportunity within the Community Learning Disabilities Team where you will be promoting the independence, inclusion and well-being of all adults with a learning disability enabling them to have control over their lives and ensure we comply with the Luton Council and Safeguarding Adults Boards policies and procedures.

The multi disciplinary team consists of Community Learning Disability Nurses, Social Workers, Social Care Assessors and Enablement Coordinators, our range of involvement includes care management, transitions, safeguarding and mental health as well as enabling people to gain independent skills and meaningful employment. We are currently undertaking a number of exciting strengths based approach projects including personal technology, connecting people and asset based community development.

You will be responsible for managing a challenging caseload while operating at all times in line with the Nursing & Midwiferies Council’s codes of conduct.

About you

Your post qualifying experience and communication skills will enable you to achieve high standards of professional service while providing professional advise and guidance to all staff and members of the public. This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

Our ideal candidate should have knowledge of Adult Social Care legislation and guidance, in particular the Care Act 2014 and Mental Capacity Act 2004, the principles underpinning social care practice and how relevant legislation and guidance is applied in practice

So if you are driven by helping others, have a nursing qualification and knowledge of social care & mental health legislation, then we look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role, feel free to ring John Dixon on 01582 547810.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

-  flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
-  24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
-  generous holiday entitlement
-  local government pension with generous employer contribution
-  excellent support and development
-  relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
-  half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
-  discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
-  Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing

Join us and help us “realise the remarkable” every day!

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.

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