Are you a nurse who wants to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families across Warwickshire? If so, then we need you to help us deliver a dynamic and innovative School Health & Wellbeing Service.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and solution-focused Emotional Health and Wellbeing Nurse to join our Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service, to lead and further develop our partnership with specialist child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
Compass works in communities currently within the Midlands, Yorkshire and London providing innovative and integrated health and wellbeing services for children, young people and adults. Our Universal and Targeted directorate provides transformational school aged healthy child programmes and prevention services. The School Health & Wellbeing service consists of a number of skill mix teams located in three geographical hubs across Warwickshire. Skill mix teams consist of registered nurses and appropriately qualified healthcare support staff relevant to the range of services offered as part of the universal Healthy Child Programme.
About the role
You will be based in Rugby which is one of our three hubs; Stratford, Rugby and Nuneaton. This is a county wide role and will support the service across Warwickshire. You will have the lead role acting as the conduit between the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service ‘RISE’ and the School Health and Wellbeing (SHWB) team, working in universal services to develop a stepped approach with key partners. You will work from a variety of settings including schools, partner agencies, children’s centres and homes. You will carry a caseload of those C&YP who require further support but do not meet threshold. You will be required to work flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school aged population.
You will be an active member of the School Health and Wellbeing team, leading and directing others to deliver positive outcomes for children, young people and families. You will be the technical lead within the SHWB team to build integrated and progressive care pathways and partnership with specialist CAMHS. You will be required to facilitate and deliver a range of assessments, brief interventions, and work both independently and as part of a multi-agency team around the family.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including:
- Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week with some early evening and weekend working
- 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
For an informal discussion please contact Matt Conibere, Service Manager on 03300 245 204 option 4
To apply, you will need to download and complete our application form. We would be grateful if you could also complete our equality monitoring form.
Closing date: Sunday 1st December 2019 *Please note we may close early if sufficient applications received
Interview date: Thursday 12th December 2019
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.
Established for 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.JOB PROFILE Download application form Download equality monitoring form