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Named Nurse for Child Exploitation

Job Reference: 267-CH1742621

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Community Health Services
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse to join the Phoenix team within Oxfordshire. The post holder will work as part of Oxfordshire’s multi-agency Kingfisher Team who work with children and young people who have been subjected to or are at risk of child exploitation including sexual and criminal forms of exploitation, those subject to Youth Justice Orders and MISPERs (Missing Children and Young People). The Kingfisher team currently operates from Knights Court in Oxford and is composed of police, health and social care partners.

The post requires significant post-qualification experience of working with vulnerable children and young people including sexual health and exploitation experience. Evidence of extensive multi-disciplinary working and a clear ability to keep the needs of the child or young person central to planning and decision making is also required.

The post holder will have expertise in working with complex cases that require intensive support and will also provide clinical supervision to the Phoenix team of Specialist Nurses who also work with this client group to ensure effective delivery of services. Experience of teaching and mentoring would be an advantage as the post holder will play a key part in educating the wider health teams with their expertise.

We are seeking someone who demonstrates excellent verbal communication and client centred skills. The post holder should be confident in their approach, show initiative, have excellent leadership skills and be highly organised. A full UK Driving licence is essential along with being a car owner / access to a vehicle as there is a requirement for countywide and wider travel.

The post holder will require the ability to motivate themselves and others and be personally and professionally mature. They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have a caring approach towards carers and families. We are seeking a flexible and adaptable person who has the ability to perform under pressure to tight deadlines and work as a positive team member. Please refer to the job description for full details.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Margaret Fallon, Operational Manager on 07909691360 or Claire Webster to arrange on 07786623851.

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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