Health & Wellbeing Nurse (Lewisham)

Health & Wellbeing Nurse

Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service

Salary circa £33,000 + £4,500 London Weighting Allowance

Full-time (37 hrs)

Ref: 053/18

Do you have the experience and motivation to ensure we improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Lewisham?

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Health & Wellbeing Nurse to join our Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service.

About us

Commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group, we provide a highly innovative service, delivering a range of evidence-based interventions to young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 with SEND), with a focus on emotional health and wellbeing, substance misuse and risky sexual behaviour.

Our aim is to create an integrated and easily accessible service that enables young people to manage their own health and wellbeing either independently or with support to reduce the likelihood of escalation to specialist services.

About the role

As a Health & Wellbeing Nurse, you will deliver outreach sexual health support via clinic in a box, which will include pregnancy and STI testing, chlamydia treatment, and effective provision of both barrier and oral contraception, including emergency hormonal contraception. You will carry a caseload of young people who require additional support to manage their sexual and mental health, providing psychosocial brief interventions to support healthy relationships, safe sex and positive emotional health. You will also support young people with complex substance misuse needs including those engaging with the adult substance misuse service for opiate substitute prescribing.

You will provide professional consultation across the wider children and families network across Lewisham including workforce development training for health promotion.

Working both on an outreach basis and from the clinical base in Catford, you will work closely with partner agencies to ensure equitable service delivery to all young people.

Working hours Mon – Fri, with some late evening and weekend working

The Person

You will be a qualified nurse, with a specialism in either sexual or mental health, who is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people and supporting communities to improve health outcomes for families. You will also be skilled in engaging professionals via training, coaching and mentoring, with the ability to challenge resistance. You will also have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs, using evidence based practice to facilitate sustainable behavioural change.                                                                   

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Generous annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory pension scheme

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Monday 1st October at 9 a.m.

Interviews will be held on:  Wednesday 10th October

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.