Specialist Nurse County Durham Youth Justice Service

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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This is an exciting opportunity for a Nurse to join our Team providing Specialist Care to young people involved in the Youth Justice Service in County Durham.

The Specialist Nurse for Youth Justice in County Durham will sit within our HDFT 6-25 Family Health Service and Youth Justice Service, they will carry a reduced caseload of complex young people being supported by the Youth Justice Service. The role will support key workers across the county to ensure young people's plan's address issues related to their individual health. Young people with identified alcohol and substance misuse, or risk of alcohol and substance misuse, will be prioritised. We care, every day, about the safety, wellbeing and future of young people.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for identification and supporting management of the health needs of young people who offend in County Durham as well as victims of youth crime supported by the CDYJS and include SEND and Children in Care (CiC).

To ensure the provision of comprehensive and high-quality nursing provision across the CDYJS population to ensure that each young person is enabled to reach their full potential and not be disadvantaged through ill health and/or disability.

To coordinate and undertake the completion of comprehensive health assessments taking responsibility for the assessment of care needs. Leading on the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care without supervision as well as signposting to and liaising with other services where appropriate including sexual health and substance misuse.

To be responsible for implementation of national and local public health targets (e.g. obesity, teenage pregnancy, smoking) reporting into the Commissioners regularly and providing case studies.

To take a lead role in Safeguarding Children for those children and young people aged 10-19 supervised by CDYJS.

To undertake Looked After Review Health Assessments as required for Children in Care.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification

About us

The values of Harrogate and District Foundation Trust are Passionate, Responsible and Respectful, these are threaded through all our policies and influence our day to day practice.

Would you like to access opportunities for learning and development?

Throughout HDFT we have forums to drive quality improvement within our service, these forums are an opportunity for all colleagues to be involved in shaping the future of 0-19(25) services.

Harrogate and District Foundation Trust are the biggest provider of 0-19 (25) services in the England and is one of only 2 trusts which is granted Health Service Journals' top places to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further confirmation or contact Joanne Crowe - 07392194268 or joanne.crowe2@nhs.net

Person Specification

Essential & Desirable


  • oRegistered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register educated to degree level
  • oA wide range of child protection experience
  • oExperience of working with cases with complex needs in relation to children and families
  • oAble to demonstrate understanding of the effects of substance misuse on the family and young people
  • oAble to demonstrate ability to work within a multi-agency environment


  • oSubstance misuse qualification
  • oExperience of working within the Youth Justice Service
  • oExperience in working with families and young people with substance misuse
  • oAwareness of risk outside the home
  • oExperience of attending complex child protection meetings

Employer details

Employer name

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust


County Durham Youth Offending Service

North Terrace


DL15 9ES

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