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0-19 Specialist Vulnerabilities Practitioner

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the 0-19 Service at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust as a 0-19 Specialist Vulnerabilities Practitioner.

The post holder will be a compassionate, accountable individual who treats all colleagues, patients and service users with respect and seeks to deliver excellence in their role. They will share the Trust values and be committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The post holder will be a key member of the 0-19 Service, who provides Community Public Health delivery through the Healthy Child Programme, and Public Health Promotion. They will be over 2 Locality Teams (Rivelin to Sheaf/Hillsborough Upper Don), who will effectively support the delivery of the above to ensure that the children and young people in Sheffield reach their full potential.

The 0-19 Specialist Vulnerabilities Practitioner will:

Work with the Team Leaders to identify vulnerable children and their families and ensure provision of enhanced health intervention and care packages based on identified needs.

Provide safeguarding supervision to the 0-19 team members with the support of the Safeguarding Team (In line with the supervision policy).

Support the implementation of restorative and clinical supervision to the 0-19 Team members through various methods.

30 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

The 0-19 Specialist Vulnerabilities Practitioner will be responsible for:

Supporting the 0-19 Service Manager and the 0-19 team members to identify vulnerable children and their families and support the provision of appropriate health interventions and care packages.

Providing guidance and support to individual case management where safeguarding supervision is required.

Providing specialist assessments and relevant evidence based interventions to families within this care group in a variety of 0-19 settings.

Participating in development and delivery of packages of care and pathways relevant to the area and support training and implementation of packages of care by others in the team.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work in close partnership with the Team Leader and Named Nurse and Safeguarding Team to support service delivery and developments in line with the local and national policy directives relating to safeguarding.

Ensure practice is in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children, and the local safeguarding board.

Support the Team Leaders with the day to day management and supervision of the 0-19 teams and support delivery of the 0-19 service specification.

Provide supervision and management support for the 0-19 team members including skill mix staff in conjunction with the Team Leaders.

Work with the Team Leaders and Safeguarding Team to establish effective team peer supervision relating to safeguarding and support models of shared team learning related to safeguarding case work.

Work with the Team Leaders to assess incoming work, to identify early and engage the most vulnerable, at risk families and ensure that the children and families identified as vulnerable receive the appropriate intensive support/packages of care.

Work closely with the Multi Agency Support Team and Early Years Services to ensure a strong and coordinated service/support for those children and families identified as vulnerable.

Manage records and clearly document all care plans, case reviews and outcomes to reflect casework with children and families.

Will require flexibility in managing a clinical and specialist role.

For more information on the main responsibilities for this post, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are currently reviewing our recruitment & selection process and are looking to make our job adverts more inclusive. This will support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. If you have any ideas in how we can make our recruitment & selection process more inclusive, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification



  • Registered with NMC as a Community Specialist Public Health Nurse School Nursing or Health Visiting
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Post Graduate qualification at Masters Level or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through a combination of in-depth experience post graduate or post registration study, research and/or courses


  • Safeguarding Supervision/Training
  • Nurse prescribing



  • To undertake the duties of the post the successful candidate will have significant and recent post registration experience, of which a considerable portion must be as a qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nurse or Health visitor)
  • Significant experience of working with children, young people and families, safeguarding and vulnerable groups. Experience of safeguarding children, involvement in complex child protection, child in need and children looked after.
  • Willingness to develop skills and knowledge required to provide safeguarding supervision/Clinical Supervision.
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of Public health interventions, projects and/or programmes and developing packages of care.


  • Experience of implementing new ways of working and/or taking a lead in practice development/innovation.



  • Experience of Leadership skills within a locality team.
  • A sound knowledge of local and national Child Protection and Safeguarding guidelines and policies.
  • An in depth knowledge and lead in complex child protection, child in need and looked after children living in the Team locality. Sound awareness of the complex issues involved when working across organisation and disciplines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of principles and benefits of reflection and use of models and tools to enhance understanding of complex clinical practice and child protection supervision.
  • Demonstrates a sound and robust understanding of all aspects of Trust and NMC record keeping processes and requirement.
  • Understanding the importance of a customer focused service, equal opportunities, privacy dignity and all diversity issues.


  • Enhanced communication skills.



  • Demonstrate leadership skills and interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively in partnership with team, other professionals and agencies
  • Demonstrate skills in delivering effective clinical decision making in complex scenarios and to make decisions when there are conflicts and tensions.
  • Demonstrates complex communication and reflective skills. Ability to work under pressure, manage workload and meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated towards 0-19 practice and service/role development.


  • Able to give effective presentations.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Rivelin to Sheaf/Hillsborough Upper Don Locality Team

Flockton House, 18 Union Road, Nether Edge


S11 9EF

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