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Goudie Street, PA32LG
£32,343 - £40,626 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Who are we?

Kibble is a specialist provider of services for at risk children and young people across the UK. Many of the young people the charity cares for have experienced significant trauma in their lives and we provide a safe, stable environment that is both nurturing and therapeutic. With a robust support network and wide range of integrated services, we offer young people opportunities and encourage them to believe in themselves, feel a sense of belonging, and realise their own self-worth.

What is the job function?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a nurse to join our Health and Wellbeing Team. You will be responsible for the clinical assessment of young people admitted to secure care to inform the initial health action plan. This is achieved by using effective clinical judgement, risk assessment and decision-making skills. You will also be responsible for the ongoing health assessments for young people complex health and care needs and the delivery of a high standards of care to meet the range of their needs for example physical and mental health disorders, substance misuse, learning disability.


  • To undertake a health assessment for young people being admitted to secure care and to take clinical decisions and responsibility for health care plan.
  • To undertake comprehensive health assessments for young people assessing their physical and emotional health, medication and lifestyle factors. Providing a detailed report and action plan to inform the young person’s care planning.  
  • To facilitate the outreach NHS services within Kibble e.g., sexual health, immunisations and support the young people to access them.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle and well-being, providing advice to young people in line with the national health promotion strategy and mental health and wellbeing strategy.
  • Attend, participate and support young people in multi-disciplinary team meetings, case conferences and mental health assessments as necessary and contribute to case discussions and reviews on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the determinants of ill health and appropriate interventions. Be aware and give advice on issues relating to health education/promotion and health improvement.
  • Support with critical incidents such as self-harming and suicidal behaviours.
  • Support the implementation of the Electronic Medication System across the services.
  • Provide cover for specialist nurse for LAC.
  • Delivering staff training – medication, self-harm etc.
  • Support the health promotion agenda across the campus including education.
  • Working with the specialist intervention service - attending meetings for interventions in relation to self-harm and suicidal behaviours etc.
  • Working with NHS service providers such as FCAMHS, CAMHS, dentist, opticians etc

Communication and Relationships

  • Responsible for the development of therapeutic relationships with our young people.
  • Communicate highly complex information regarding the management of physical and mental health problems to colleagues and other disciplines/professions, young people and carers in a manner that is clear and easily understood.
  • Communicate with young people and their relatives using a variety of communication skills, for example active listening and communicating with young people with impaired communication skills due to their development disorder or mental health.
  • Be able to communicate with all colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Be able to communicate with colleagues in other organisations in a professional manner.
  • Practice and always promote confidentiality upholding NMC code of conduct.
  • Deal with distressed, upset, angry or anxious young people.  
  • Use communication skills to de-escalate conflict situations ensuring the safety of self and others.
  • Ensure that written communications meet the NMC Code to keep clear and accurate records.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience- Essential

  • Registered children’s nurse (RCN)
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience with experience in clinical assessments.
  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Qualifications, Skills & Experience- Desirable

  • Specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN - SN).
  • Previous varied experience in a relevant clinical setting e.g., working in the fields of primary care, mental health, public health and/or working in a secure environment.
  • Awareness of the needs of young people who have experienced complex trauma in relation to mental health support.


1.    This job outline reflects the main tasks and responsibilities discharged by the postholder at the present time, however, Kibble reserves the right to alter or amend the content of this job outline to reflect changes to the job or services provided, while maintaining the overall character and level of responsibility for the post.

2.    Notwithstanding any information or statement described within this job outline, all duties must be carried out in a way that promotes equality of opportunity, dignity, and respect for all individuals and which is consistent with Kibble’s stated policy on equal opportunities.

3.    The successful candidate will be subject to PVG Scheme Membership. Having previous convictions will not automatically disbar you from working at Kibble (with the exception of offences against children or other vulnerable groups) and every case is taken on an individual basis.

4.    The successful candidate will be required to undertake Safe Crisis Management (SCM) training and will require a level of fitness to be able to carry out SCM. The successful candidate must be able to participate fully in this training and be prepared to put this training into practic

The SCM training will consist of two days theory and two days physical training. The successful candidate must complete this training in full within four weeks of an agreed start date. Should the candidate for any reason fail any aspect of the SCM training (theory, physical or both parts), an additional two weeks will be given to pass.

5.    Appointments will be subject to a twelve-month probationary period.


Pension, holidays (up to 8 weeks per year) (and employee benefits including cash4health, employee assistance programme, free parking, free meals, gym membership plus access to onsite physio.