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Vulnerable Children’s Mental Health Nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Various across Staffordshire
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • \In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working ( depending on the role )
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

Do you have a desire to improve health outcomes for vulnerable people? If so this may be the career you have been looking for.

We have a vacancy for an inspirational and enthusiastic practitioner to be part of the Staffordshire Youth offending team as part of the MPFT CYP health & justice delivery. This is a unique post working with the Police and Youth Offending Service, whereby you will delivering health provision targeted for children.

If you consider yourself to be proactive, forward thinking and enjoy working in a variety of settings (home, police stations, Youth offending service and community) please keep reading.

As this post is niche, experience is not essential, as skills can be learnt, it is more about enthusiasm and willingness to make a difference. The successful post holder will be supported to develop skills and knowledge.

We believe the best way to find out if a role is right for you is to have an informal chat so please make contact with us.

Take responsibility for specialist assessment (within service specification) in conjunction with service user and carer, helping to promote self-determination, choice and autonomy.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for working in the Youth Offending Services, with the flexibility of working across Staffordshire, dependent on skill and service need. It uses assessments to make appropriate referrals for treatment and support, and ensures criminal justice practitioners are notified of specific health requirements and vulnerabilities of an individual which can be taken into account when decisions about charging and sentencing are made. The post holder will be responsible for specialist assessment and interventions to people with a diverse range of needs coming into contact with the Criminal Justice System.

The role will involve assessing; accessing; and implementing a wide and, at times, complex range of care services for Children with complex needs. The post holder will act as a largely independent practitioner within the role, assessing, formulating, implementing and agreeing care and support plans with Children and carers.

The post holder will also be expected to be available for consultation, support and clinical supervision to other health professionals and working within the Youth Offending Team and other areas of the Trust where identified as appropriate.

Take responsibility for specialist assessment (within service specification) in conjunction with service user and carer, helping to promote self-determination, choice and autonomy.
  • Utilise specialist assessment skills relating to youth justice arena and share findings through produced reports.
  • Deliver risk reducing specialist interventions within identified cohort.
  • To provide written reports for Crown or Magistrates Courts or to attend and give verbal evidence as required. To offer considered recommendations to these bodies.
  • Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Assess patient's individual care needs, agree and refer on to appropriate agency.
  • Engage with difficult to reach vulnerable young people, within their communities to develop relationships which foster engagement.
  • Complete and contribute, where appropriate to robust risk assessments and risk management plans. Deliver and promote positive risk taking, where appropriate, to improve quality of life and maximise occupational performance/independence.
  • Maintain an effective reporting system by observing and reporting verbally and in writing on patient condition
  • Utilise agreed outcome measures to review the effectiveness of process.
  • Participate in the development of the service to ensure clinical governance processes are actively implemented at team level.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the NMC Register


  • BSc degree in nursing or equivalent level



  • Conforms to NMC requirements

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