Community Nurse for Children and Young People

Employer
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Location
Neath
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Profession
Nurse
Service
Learning Disability
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are seeking a Nurse to work in Facing the Challenge, a service for children and young people with learning disabilities and complex presentations associated with challenging behaviour that sits within the Mental Health & Learning Disability Delivery Unit of Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB).

Facing The Challenge (FTC) is a small service that covers the areas of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot (NPT), and interfaces with children's services across this patch. The service is made up of Behaviour Specialists, community nurses and Assistant Behaviour Specialists. The successful candidate would be working with young people who display challenging behaviour within their own homes, school and in the community.

The post holder would be expected to have experience in this field and have a solid understanding of Positive Behavioural Support. This post holder will be expected to provide high standard assessment, formulation and intervention to this client group. The post holder will hold a clinical caseload and will be expected to provide a variety of interventions for children and young people on an individual or group basis in a community setting.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post, but not essential; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold a clinical caseload and will be expected to provide a variety of interventions for children and young people on an individual or group basis in a community setting.

The post-holder will be expected to;
  • Undertake behavioural assessments of children and young people as devised by the nursing process and PBS process with the aim to provide a functional analysis and PBS plan for families and agencies.
  • Work independently within healthcare, education and community settings.
  • Have continuing responsibility for an allocated caseload including the assessment of care needs, and the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care, in partnership with client and carers/families as well as delivering group work.
  • Be responsible for their own continued professional development and seek opportunities to further their own knowledge and skills.
  • Responsibility for developing agreed plans of care for junior staff to follow/implement and ensure that their clinical practice meets expected standards though supervision and evaluation
  • Provide and lead parent groups analysing children and young people's behaviour.
  • Provide clinical supervision to junior staff

In the circumstances that senior staff are not available, you will be required to take clinical leadership within this time frame acting as senior staff.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities

Facing The Challenge (FTC) is a small service that covers the areas of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot (NPT), and interfaces with childrens services across this patch, Please see Job description and person specification documentation for detailed job description and main responsibilities for this role

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse at degree level.

Desirable
  • Further training relevant to learning disability practice for example MSc modules, Positive Behaviour Support qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with children and young people with a broad range of complex needs
  • Experience of working with children and/ or young people who display behaviours that challenge
  • Significant experience of effective multi-disciplinary/multi-agency working.
  • Experience of managing own time and prioritising activities.

Desirable
  • Experience of working within a community learning disability setting

Aptitude and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Desire to work with children and young people who have a complex learning disability and their families/carers in a collaborative multi systemic manner
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills within individual and group situations Problem-solving skills
  • Experience of adapting to new demands
  • Work autonomously and set down priorities. Practicing effective time management

Values

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate compassion and a non-judgemental attitude.
  • Committed to improving the quality of life of children and young people with learning disabilities.
  • Personally resilient.

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Flexible working - travel between sites
  • Cope under pressure

Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak Welsh



Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse at degree level.
Desirable
  • Positive Behaviour Support qualification
experiance Essential
  • Experience of working with children and young people with a broad range of complex needs
  • Experience of working with children and/ or young people who display behaviours that challenge
Desirable
  • Experience of working within a community learning disability setting


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