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Specialist Nursery Nurse- Child Development Team

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Nursery Nurse to join the Child Development Team, as part of our Multi-Disciplinary Team, to offer high quality care and support to children with complex or additional needs and their families.

The applicant must have extensive experience working with children with complex or additional needs, and good knowledge of children safeguarding procedures. Additionally, IT skills will be necessary to fulfil this role, as the applicant is expected to use the Trust's IT systems
  • The post holder will have the NNEB, CACHE or equivalent qualification and robust child development knowledge. They will have experience working with children with different needs, which might have an impact on child development.
  • The post holder will be responsible for patients allocated to them and will observe the child in their home environment and/or school/nursery, identifying the child and family's need and providing support to children and families/carers.
  • The post holder will organise and facilitate bespoke developmental play sessions onsite, or at the family's home address if indicated by needs

The Child Development Centre operates Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. The post holder will work Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, excluding Bank Holidays.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for organising own workload whilst supporting the team in the day-to-day allocation of work.
  • To support implementation of agreed interventions for children on child development pathways, supporting the child/YP & family to achieve full potential.
  • To have knowledge relating to trust protocols and procedures and adhere to them.
  • To support the Lead Clinician and team in providing accurate records of information required by the trust for audit purposes.
  • To ensure effective risk management at team level by accident/incident reporting, and ensuring any identified risk is communicated to the Lead Clinician and team for further action.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary review meetings, providing reports and information as appropriate.
  • To identify and escalate safeguarding concerns in accordance with local procedures.
  • To access regular clinical, safeguarding, and managerial supervision.

  • About us

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

    Probationary Period

    This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

    Starting with NELFT

    NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

    High Cost Area Supplement - London

    This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Required Skills:
  • To support the assessment of children undergoing assessments through the observation of children in the different settings, including home and school/nursery.
  • To support parents in implementing strategies to meet the needs of the child appropriately to reach their full potential.
  • To undertake home visits to service users as appropriate.
  • To make appropriate onward referrals to other teams and liaise effectively with colleagues.
  • To organise play sessions onsite supporting families through this process and offering information and support post diagnosis/appointment.
  • To sign post families to support groups and voluntary organisations, within the borough or national, to encourage participation and reduce the risk of isolation.
  • To support the provision of specialist information on the management of complex needs, the team, other professionals, statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • To access relevant courses and training to support growth and knowledge of children, young people with additional and complex needs.
  • To provide patients and families with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence, and quality of life.
  • To ensure the voice of the child and their families is reflected within care planning and interventions. To maintain accurate and contemporaneous progress notes using RIO or relevant.
  • To work with families and professionals through a team around the child approach, to facilitate smooth transition processes for children and young people.
  • To support the team to facilitate the inclusion of children/young people by working with carers/education and other agencies.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues to meet the needs of the children referred for assessment and support.
  • To maintain confidentiality consistent with legislation and policies including safeguarding.

  • Computer/Administration
  • To be computer literate and encourage implementation of the Trusts IM& T Strategy.
  • To ensure accurate recording of actions, and updating patients records, always maintaining confidentiality.
  • To take part, and assist, in the planning and administration relating to day to day running of the caseload.

  • Communication
  • To have a wide range of knowledge in approaches to communicating with children with complex needs and their families.
  • To be able to effectively communicate with colleagues, peers, managers, and clinical leads within the Trust.
  • To be able to communicate complex patient related information facilitating positive outcomes and ensuring collaborative working.
  • Proactively contribute to implementation of service users views, ensuring findings are escalated to the Lead Nurse appropriately.
  • To collaborate with statutory and voluntary agencies regarding children in need and vulnerable children, providing reports/information as appropriate.
  • To liaise with primary care practitioners and other allied professionals to ensure a co-ordinated approach to service delivery.
  • Provide and receive complex and highly sensitive related information.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with multi-agency teams.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with children and families/carers.
  • To communicate with complex needs, clients with a sensory processing needs and those with challenging behaviour.

  • Training
  • To act as mentor to junior staff and students, providing effective education, facilitating their development, and promoting high standards of nursing care.
  • To ensure own continued professional development and support a culture of lifelong learning in self and others.
  • To undertake, and assist, in the planning of own mandatory training and workshops.
  • To undertake a regular appraisal, developing a personal development plan that includes clinical competencies reflecting the health needs of the local population and relates to Trust strategy.
  • To support new staff and their integration within the team.
  • To support training offered by the team.
  • To participate in regular supervision sessions.
    • The post holder will support families by signposting children/YP, families/carers to available resources within the borough for additional support and information.
    • The post holder will assist the team members, paediatricians, and the wider multi-disciplinary team to contribute to the management/assessment of children/young people (YP) on child development pathways.
    • The post holder will assist in the assessment of health needs, planning, and provision of care for children in the child development pathways. The post holder will be an advocate for children and families within the service.
    • The post holder will establish and maintain effective communication with children, young people, parents and carers, colleagues, multidisciplinary team, and Local Authority to achieve a positive health status for the child and family.

    Specific Tasks directly related to the post:

    Working Conditions/Environment
  • To work in a variety of settings.
  • To travel between locations often.
  • Provide support to children and families who are distressed.
  • Successfully manage a variety of pressures from direct patient contact (frequent) and wider professional contacts (frequent).
  • Juggle competing pressures in workload.

  • Emotional/Mental Effort

  • Daily concentration on complex needs of patient, including those children with life limiting conditions.
  • Able to work efficiently in a busy and unpredictable environment.
  • Involved in team meetings (debriefings).

  • Physical Effort

  • Ability to meet the demands of daily activities.

  • Please note that this job description is not exhaustive. The post holder may have specific skills which mean that they may work outside of the competency boundaries for this role.

    Person Specification

    Job specific criteria


    • NNEB, CACHE or equivalent qualification
    • Experience working with children with complex or additional needs
    • Basic IT skills
    • Children Safeguarding procedures knowledge


    • Experience working in clinic setting or similar

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

    Employer details

    Employer name

    NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


    Child Development Centre. Wood Street Health Centre.

    6 Linford Road


    E17 3LA

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