Skip to main content

This job has expired

Children Looked After Nurse

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

View more

Are you a highly motivated and dynamic Band 6 Paediatric Nurse or SCPHN with significant Children and Young People experience wanting to join an 'Award Winning' team? Do you have a specialist interest in providing the best care for Children Looked After (CLA)?

We are seeking to recruit a permanent full time (37.5 hours/week) Band 6 CLA Nurse to join our friendly and supportive team. You will be required to undertake complex statutory health assessments, attend safeguarding meetings and support processes within our team to enable our CLA cohort to reach their full potential.

You will have an opportunity to negotiate a flexible and agile working pattern, alongside working from home with working hours between Monday and Friday 9-5. You will have a thorough induction period and will be encouraged and supported to further your development within your role.

You must be resilient, enthusiastic, and committed to team and multi-disciplinary working. Time management skills are essential alongside strong interpersonal and communication skills demonstrating an empathetic and compassionate approach.

Please see the Job Description and Personal Specification for full details and essential criteria. This vacancy may close early if enough applicants are received.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake high quality holistic health needs assessment with Children Looked After and young people who may have complex needs and/or who are difficult to reach, making clinical decisions and referrals as necessary as part of a self-managed caseload, thus ensuring their health needs are identified and inequalities addressed. This may necessitate working in challenging home environments and/or residential settings.
  • Negotiate and develop Child Health Care Plans to meet the identified needs and promote positive lifestyle choices of looked after children in conjunction with the medical team, other named health professionals and, where indicated, the child's parents.
  • Please see job description and personal spec for further details of the role

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

The CLA Health Team

We are a team of Specialist Nurses who work in close partnership with Children, young people, their carers, Local Authorities and a multitude of health services providers to ensure that children and young peoples health needs are supported and met where possible whilst they remain in care.

The post holder will be required to undertake complex statutory health assessments, attend safeguarding meetings and support processes within our team to enable our CLA cohort to reach their full potential.

Please see job description and personal spec.

Person Specification



  • Registered on Part 1 of the NMC register as: Registered Children's Nurse or Part 3 as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
  • Have a minimum of three-year's experience related to caring for babies/children & young people & relevant experience with looked after children & young people.
  • Evidence of a good standard of Literacy / English language skills


  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Knowledge of Trust databases

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


East Reach Families Community Hub

East Reach



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert