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School Nurse – SCPHN

  • Service: Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service - Stratford hub
  • Location: Stratford Warwickshire
  • Salary: £31,400 - £38,389 (p.a.)
  • Type: Full time (37 hours)
  • Ref: 019/20

Applications for part time hours/job share will be considered

Are you a School Nurse who wants to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families?

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative and solution-focused School Nurse to join our Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service.

About us

Compass Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service delivers key elements of the universal Healthy Child Programme to school-aged children (aged 5-19, or up to 25 with SEND) and their families. It is an accessible and confidential outcome-focused service that is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Warwickshire. 

The role

As a School Nurse, you will provide professional leadership and direction to a skill mix team to enable the efficient and effective delivery of the School Health and Wellbeing Service.

You will facilitate and deliver a range of assessments, brief interventions and proactive public health initiatives, working both independently and as part of a multi-agency team around the family. Safeguarding will be an integral aspect of the role.

You will be based out of our Stratford hub, which is supported by our central administration team. You will work from variety of settings – schools, partner agencies, children’s centres and homes, working flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school aged population.

Working hours are Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week with some early evening and weekend working if required to meet service need.   

The person

You will be an NMC registered nurse who holds a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) qualification.  You will have caseload management experience, along with previous experience of mentoring staff and/or supporting them through preceptorship.

You will possess strong leadership and influencing skills, with the ability to delegate and supervise staff, as well as the ability to recognise and escalate risk and contribute to control measures.

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

The Benefits

  • Generous annual leave
  • Employee assistance programme and OH service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression
  • Generous contributory pension scheme available (based on NHS rates for SCPHN’s)
  • 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 chat about the role, please contact Andrea Leach on 03300 245 204.

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 9th August 2020

Interviews:    Tuesday 25th August 2020

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.

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