Youth Offending Service Health Worker

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year Cross charge salary
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

Health Specialist - Croydon Youth Justice Service (YJS)

Band 7 Nurse - WTE 0.6 (3 days per week)

Fixed term - 1 year

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Band 7 nurse to join Croydon Health Services (CHS) & Croydon Justice Service (YJS).

We are looking for a nurse who has great knowledge and understanding of the physical health needs of vulnerable children and young people and is committed to improving their health outcomes.

The aim of the post is to develop a physical health offer for children/young people known to Croydon's Youth Justice Service (YJS). This, to ensure that the health needs of this population group are identified and addressed. Therefore, the role will undertake health screening and signposting to relevant health services, liaise with relevant health colleagues and follow up/case management for young people with more complex and/or urgent health needs.

This role will involve working alongside the youth justice service team, children, and young people, as well as their families.

The post holder will be hosted by CHS within the Children Looked After (CLA) team but will work on a day-to-day basis with Croydon YJS, based at the same location as the service, at the Turnaround Centre in South Croydon.
Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

This is a new role, as such, the Health Specialist Nurse will develop appropriate health assessment screening tools to enable robust health assessments of the physical health of young people in Croydon's YJS. In addition, the postholder will develop referral health pathways to enable timely referral and signposting to other relevant health services as needed by each young person.

They will ensure systems are in place to collect and report on data of outputs and inform commissioning and needs analysis.

We are passionate about the delivery of high-quality service that promotes and improves the well-being of children and young people. The postholder will contribute to the quality of the services provided by:

keeping the people who using our services at the heart of service delivery

ensuring the best possible health outcomes by using relevant transferable skills and by continuously developing themselves clinically.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification



  • Professional degree


  • Experience in youth work



  • Experience working with an NHS setting


  • 3 years experience in a similar role

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