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Specialist Youth Justice Service Nurse

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has developed for you to join the School Nursing Team at Bury Care Organisation as a part time Specialist Youth Justice Nurse responsible for the health needs of a defined cohort of young people who are currently within the youth justice system.

This post can really make a difference to the health needs of this population, offering wide and varied guidance and support that has the potential to improve outcomes for the young people you meet.

Do you have what we are looking for? Are you a caring and motivated Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nursing who is ready to utilise your specialist public health knowledge and skills to make a difference? Do you thrive in an environment working with young people? Are you ready to take on a specialist role?

If you have the right skills and experience we would love to hear from you and welcome your application.

Main duties of the job

To support and strengthen the knowledge and confidence of YJS professionals working within the team, in relation to the health needs of children and young people.

To increase accessibility and develop a coordinated response to children's health needs across agencies and professional boundaries ensuring all young people are offered a health assessment.

Increase the early identification of emotional and mental health in children and young people referred to the YJS.

Assist young people to address their own health needs, identifying how their unmet health needs are contributing to their offending behaviour and supporting with this this when needed.

Provide a clear pathway and referral to other agencies, through the Team around the Family approach, for families experiencing health problems.

About us

Bury Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, our Fairfield site delivers innovative patient-centred care, and boasts an award winning Stroke centre and Heart Care unit. Supported by our community services in Bury, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Bury exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

If you are an International Nurse without a current NMC PIN, please do not apply for this role. To find out more about the current international nursing opportunities available to you here at the NCA, please contact

In line with the Trust's Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of this group. Appointments will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge


  • NMC Registrant
  • SCPHN school nursing
  • Leadership CPD
  • Experience working children and young people in a community setting
  • Knowledge youth justice, public health and social care agenda


  • RSCN/RN Child
  • Masters study
  • Experience working within youth justice service

Knowledge and Experience


  • Evidence of good clinical knowledge and relevant experience working with children and young people
  • Evidence of working as an autonomous practitioner
  • Good communication skills
  • Good IT skills


  • Evidence of working with young people within the criminal justice system

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust






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