Registered Nurse Learning Disability

Job Title:          Registered Nurse Learning Disability

Location:          Underley Garden, Kirkby Lonsdale

Hours:              40 hours per week

Salary:              £24,214 – £30,112 per annum (Band 5 equivalent, DOE)

             £30,401 per annum (Band 6 equivalent, starting salary)

Contract:          Full Time, Permanent

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We are looking for a Registered Nurse Learning Disability to join our team at Underley Garden in Kirkby Lonsdale. 

About the School

Underley Garden is a large site which hosts a large school provision and a residential children’s home across several buildings. All children who attend the school and live within the home have EHCP’s due to their special educational needs.

Underley meets the needs of a range of SEN including Autism, Learning Difficulties, Mental Health & Medical needs and related behavioural difficulties.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

About the Role

We are looking for a Registered Nurse Learning Disability to achieve the highest possible standards of care in a professional manner, by providing direct nursing care to children and young people with complex and challenging needs. Effective supervision of staff, working within a multidisciplinary team to deliver needs-based care.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for full details regarding this position.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for people with the belief that they can make positive changes.

You will be a responsible, friendly, and an organised person who has a passion for caring and providing an excellent nursing service to the children and young people in our care.

Essential Criteria:

  • Effective supervision of staff, working within a multidisciplinary team to deliver needs-based care
  • Administration of medication and PRN medication
  • Ordering of medication and maintaining adequate supply
  • Providing clinical treatment and follow up if necessary
  • Dealing with both internal and external professionals and parents / carers
  • Organise and arrange appointments
  • Good communication skills
  • Compassionate – good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with children and young people, other staff remaining sensitive and empathetic
  • Intuitive and caring nature
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the children and young people

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.


Job ID:178532