Community Children’s Nurse - Band 5

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Learning Disability
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Children's Nurse

Children and Young People's Community Nursing Service / and or The Birches Respite Team

Length and Type of Contract:

Permanent Full time /part time/ term time only . Please contact the service to discuss flexible working options available.


We are looking for Children's Nurses or Learning Disability Nurses to join our Children and Young People's Community Nursing Service. The posts are rotational offering opportunities to gain experience in our residential respite unit, continuing care packages, in the community children's nursing team and special schools. The roles are an opportunity to be part of an experienced team, to develop your professional expertise and make a difference where it matters. The successful candidates will care for children with a wide range of physical / learning disabilities who have complex physical health needs including long term ventilation in a variety of settings.

Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

We are looking for enthusiastic nurses with excellent organisational, personal and clinical skills. The posts will also involve supervising and supporting carers. In return you can expect good professional development with a comprehensive in-house training programme and the support of the senior management team, a clinical education team and clinical nurse specialists. The rotational nature of the posts will give the successful candidates a wide range of experience in several community settings ideal for someone wanting to develop their career as a community children's nurse.

If you have an interest in supporting Children and Young People in respite settings or you need a role that offers shift patterns and unsociable hours we have opportunities in the respite team only . Posts in special schools as well as the respite team can offer term time only options.

About us

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

This post is suited to candidates who have been involved in providing care for children and young people with complex care needs previously and want to broaden their experience in the community. We will also consider newly qualified nurses who can demonstrate an interest in working with children in community settings. The post may be of particular interest to applicants who have worked as childrens carers prior to undertaking their nurse training.

The children we support reflect the rich diversity of the multicultural society in Coventry. We would actively welcome applicants from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds whose skills and life experiences will enrich the services we provide.

The post, in the respite team, will involve shift working including nights and weekends. The service delivers provision 365 days a year.

The CQC rated our Childrens services as good overall and outstanding for care. Please visit the CQC website for further information.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Children's Nurse who holds effective registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Or Registered Adult or Learning Disability Nurse who can demonstrate experience working with children with complex physical health needs
  • Nursing Degree or equivalent qualification or willingness to work towards
  • Teaching and assessing qualification or willingness to work towards
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Must demonstrate safe clinical practice including risk assessment
  • Must be able to demonstrate sound personal management skills - time management, prioritising, planning
  • Must demonstrate a high standard of communication skills with the multi agency team
  • Must have good working knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Must be committed to principles of Equal Opportunity
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of supporting babies, children and young people with a range of complex health needs and/or life limiting conditions
  • Willingness to develop new relevant skills in response to increasingly complex technology dependent children in the community
Experience Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate relevant effective learning from this experience
  • Ability to work as part of a Team
Other Essential
  • Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job - and be prepared to be insured for business use. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act

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