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Specialist Youth Justice Mental Health Nurse

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Youth Justice Nurse to join our Forensic Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team (FCAMHS) . We are looking for a motivated and compassionate practitioner with an interest in working with young people and carers who present with complex mental health difficulties and offending / risk behaviours.

We provide a service across the Humberside region working closely with partners across Humber and Yorkshire. This post will specifically work within the East Riding Youth Justice Services.

We are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable and autonomous individual, who is excited by the opportunity of working alongside professional colleagues in a Youth Justice setting. You will be supported to work within the Youth Justice teams and will benefit from being a part of the wider Forensic Division. We are looking for practitioners with experience of working with young people and/or working in forensic services. You will form part of the FCAMHS Team who provide a highly specialist service and you will receive a bespoke induction process with the Youth Justice service.

This role is a rare chance to work within a highly specialist service for young people. You will have the opportunity to learn from partners across Humber and Yorkshire. You will receive and provide regular supervision and attend training as identified through knowledge skills framework process and individual appraisal.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the evaluation of the health needs of children and young people involved with the Youth Justice Service through a comprehensive health assessment, considering the physical, mental, and emotional health of young people, and referring to specialist services as appropriate.

The Specialist Youth Justice Nurse will :
  • Deliver evidence-based specialist health interventions to the children and young people, including interventions to promote both their physical and mental well-being.
  • Deliver therapeutic interventions and specialist assessment as part of a multi-disciplinary team and in the context of a trauma informed model of care.
  • Develop and provide effective pathways within healthcare and wider systems for children and young people involved within the YJS to ensure that health needs are addressed effectively.
  • Work collaboratively with young people and their families.
  • Work alongside other YJS colleagues and partnership services to provide appropriate interventions and contribute both the improvement in health status of the client population and in the reduction of offending.
  • The role will support operational colleagues and managers in the operational delivery of the service.
  • The role will provide professional and clinical leadership.

The successful applicant will need to have the means to travel between various geographical distances.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Due to the uniqueness of the role we would advise candidates make contact prior to application.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Professional qualification relevant to practice area, with study to degree level
  • Registered practitioner with professional body
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified service area
  • Utilise highly specialist professional knowledge and experience to underpin the delivery of theory and practice.
  • Evidence of leadership skills and experience which have contributed to effective service delivery and development


  • Be qualified to delivery a mode of therapeutic intervention with clinical relevance to the role and service user population



  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • To provide a high level of clinical expertise to support the delivery of patient care.
  • Educated to master's Level or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge or experiential learning/experience
  • Ability to work across organisational boundaries, developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships


  • Proven experience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing

Skills and Competencies


  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally
  • Ability to manage own time and projects effectively
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Ability to commute between the various sites
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


The Humber Centre

Willerby Hill


HU10 6ED

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