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Children in Care Nurse

  • Service: Connect for Health - School Nursing Service
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Salary: £31,714 - £38,773 (p.a.)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 062/21

Are you a nurse who’s passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people?

The Children in Care Nurse Opportunity

We are looking for a nurse with the passion and drive to champion the health and wellbeing needs of children in care in Warwickshire. The Children in Care Nurse will work as part of our innovative, forward-thinking School Health and Wellbeing Service, leading the way in identifying and meeting the health needs of children in care.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people to work within a skill-mix team of like-minded individuals.

About us

Connect for Health is an accessible, outcome-focused service that delivers key elements of the Healthy Child Programme. Our goal is to enhance the health and wellbeing of school-aged children and young people in Warwickshire, reducing health inequalities and giving individuals the best possible start in life.

Led by school nurses, our skill-mix team of healthcare professionals provide support and guidance via interventions including face to face, workshops, signposting and referring to specialist services. We are always on the lookout for new, creative ways to promote health and wellbeing and provide meaningful support, collaborating with children, young people and parents/carers to find solutions that work for them.

The service is provided by Compass, a charity who provide regional health and wellbeing services across England. We are known for our flexible working methods, our willingness to be adaptable in meeting the population’s changing health needs, and for always putting children and young people at the heart of everything we do.

The Children in Care Nurse Role

Working across Warwickshire based in one of our hubs (Stratford, Rugby, or Caldecote), the successful candidate will:

  • Complete Children in Care review health needs assessments within the statutory timeframes.
  • Carry out psychosocial brief interventions.
  • Create and implement innovative approaches to support the health and wellbeing of children in care.
  • Be proactive in promoting public health messages and initiatives.
  • Work both independently and as part of a multi-agency team around the child or young person.
  • Act as key contributor to the process of reflective practice and supervision within the team.

Safeguarding will be an integral part of the role.

The person

We are looking for someone with experience of:

  • Completing Children in Care health reviews.
  • Managing and prioritising a caseload.
  • Working with children, young people and families.
  • Delivering a range of health interventions to individuals on either a 1:1 or group basis.

You must possess a full driving licence and have access to your own transport.

The benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service.
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression.
  • Generous Compass Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Corporate Memberships to SAPHNA, which includes access to webinar, Resources, Forums and low-cost entry to conferences on School and public health topics
  • Free Flu Vaccination
  • Life Assurance

Closing date: Sunday 5th December 2021

Interview date: Friday 17th December 2021

You should note that as Compass delivers public health services, it is likely that it may become an occupational requirement that you must have COVID vaccinations, which would be in line with Government direction subject to the outcome of current consultation.

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and you should share our commitment. All Compass posts are subject to appropriate level DBS checks. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Established for over 30 years, Compass is a national charity which works in communities across the UK providing services spanning substance misuse treatment and rehabilitation, early interventions for vulnerable young people, school aged health programmes and associated prevention as well as treatment and health promotion initiatives.

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