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Specialist School Nurse for Exploitation & Youth Justice Service

Employer
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stockport
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024
Stockport School Nursing Services are part of the Women, Children and Diagnostics Business Group of Stockport Foundation Trust, and is also part of a wider integrated children's service with Stockport Council called 'Stockport Family' which is an improved way of working with children and families in Stockport. The service includes health visiting, early help and social care services.

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced school nurse to join Stockport Family as a Specialist Nurse for Exploitation and the Youth Justice Service. We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated and enthusiastic nurse with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills who embraces multi-agency working and will work innovatively to support the health needs of vulnerable children and young people

The post holder will be responsible for providing health advice for social care professionals, health input to assessments and to provide specialist knowledge and expertise in relation to health issues and concerns within the remit of exploitation and focusing on the health needs of young people on the YJS caseload up to age 18

Main duties of the job

To ensure safe and effective support to vulnerable children and young people.

To provide an additional school health service to those young people identified by the Service as vulnerable to child sexual exploitation or criminality.

To proactively provide evidenced based practice within a challenging context to promote health and well-being for children and young people open to the Service up to 18 years for YJS and up to 25 for complex safeguarding

To provide screening of health records for all young people open to the Service.

To promote effective safeguarding practice by enabling health professionals to identify families who are/may be having difficulty in meeting their child`s health needs and ensuring that these families are clinically managed through a high standard of evidence based practice and structured programme of support.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

oSalary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure safe and effective support to vulnerable children and young people.

To provide an additional school health service to those young people identified by the Service as vulnerable to child sexual exploitation or criminality.

To proactively provide evidenced based practice within a challenging context to promote health and well-being for children and young people open to the Service up to 18 years for YJS and up to 25 for complex safeguarding

To provide screening of health records for all young people open to the Service.

To promote effective safeguarding practice by enabling health professionals to identify families who are/may be having difficulty in meeting their child`s health needs and ensuring that these families are clinically managed through a high standard of evidence based practice and structured programme of support.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • SCPHN - School Nursing


Desirable

  • RSCN
  • V100
  • SRE/PHSE/sexual health qualification
  • Master level study


Knowledge

Essential

  • Sound knowledge of specialist community public health nursing
  • knowledge of issues affecting children's health - MH, SH and complex health needs
  • key policy drivers for school nursing, YJS, Child protection - local and national
  • Evidence based practice/research
  • Restorative practice
  • Detailed knowledge of issues that are linked to CSE and Youth Offending


Experience

Essential

  • Broad base experience in nursing/school nursing
  • Experience of working with children and young people in a community setting
  • Multi agency working
  • experience of delivering sexual health advice and education to young people
  • experience of complex safeguarding
  • using best practice/evidence based


Desirable

  • Experience of presenting at conferences and training events


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Reflective skills, open to clinical supervision
  • Motivated and flexible to meet the needs of the service
  • Innovative, effective decision maker and able to work under pressure
  • Good time management, able to organise caseload
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to meet the challenges of working with vulnerable young people and youth offenders i
  • awareness of risk assessment and planning safe contact


Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Central House

Wellington Road

Stockport

SK1 3XE

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362-A-24-6133083

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