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Mental Health & Wellbeing Nurse

  • Service: Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service
  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Salary: £31,714 - £38,773 (p.a.)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 042/19-7

Are you a Mental Health Nurse who wants to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families across Warwickshire? Do you have an understanding of children and young people’s emotional wellbeing needs, and the skills to provide meaningful support? If so, we need your help delivering a dynamic and innovative School Health & Wellbeing Service.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mental Health and Wellbeing Nurse to join our Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service. Your role will be to support children and young people with emotional wellbeing needs when they do not meet the threshold for specialist services, and to lead and further develop our partnership with specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

About us

The Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service is an accessible, outcome-focused service that delivers key elements of the Healthy Child Programme. Our objective is to improve the health and wellbeing of school-aged children and young people in Warwickshire and reduce health inequalities.

Our team of nurses, school nurses and supporting healthcare professionals provide support and guidance via interventions such as workshops, 1:1s, and signposting/referrals to specialist services.

About the role

As our successful candidate, you will:

  • Be based in one of our three locations: Stratford, Rugby or Nuneaton (however the role is countywide).
  • Carry a caseload of those children and young people who require support but do not meet the threshold for specialist services.
  • Facilitate and deliver a range of assessments and brief interventions, working both independently and as part of a multi-agency team around the family.
  • Provide supervision and training to the team on mental health and wellbeing cases.
  • Work in partnership with mental health services to build progressive care pathways and improve emotional wellbeing outcomes for children and young people.
  • Work from a variety of settings including schools, partner agencies, children’s centres and homes.
  • Work flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school-aged population.

The Person

Our ideal candidate is a registered Mental Health Nurse who has significant experience of working with children and young people with complex mental health and wellbeing needs, as well as experience of providing supervision. You will also have experience of analysing data and devising strategic plans to address key issues.

You must possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with partners and service users. We are looking for someone who is passionate about improving the lives of children and young people.

You will need a full UK driving licence and access to your own transport.  

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • 37 working hours per week, Mon-Fri with some early evening/weekend working
  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee assistance programme and OH service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression
  • Generous 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.

For an informal discussion please contact Karen Cornick, Clinical Nurse Manager on 03300 245 204.

To apply, please download and complete part 1 & 2 of our application form. We would also be grateful if you could complete our equality monitoring form.

Closing date: Sunday 9th May 2021

Interview date: Monday 24th May 2021

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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