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Bank Registered Mental Health Nurse




Children's Home, Ipswich, Suffolk

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type



£14.42 per hour



Job Advert Role Description

Our children's home in Ipswich are recruiting for a highly motivated Registered Mental Health Nurse to join our friendly support team on a bank basis.  A qualified RGN will also be considered for this post.

Duties will include supporting our young people in maintaining their physical health, mental health and overall wellbeing through monitoring, recording and reporting observations in these areas.  The successful candidate will be expected to attend appointments in the community, LAC reviews, CPAs, professionals meetings and to liaise with the community team outside of meetings.

Responsibilities will include being a named nurse to one or two young people and taking the lead in supporting key children with their health, safety and wellbeing.  You will do this by working alongside keyworkers, developing and writing care plans, risk assessments, reports and having regular nursing one to one sessions. Typical shifts for a registered nurse are 08:00 - 23:00, 08:00 - 16:00, 09:00 - 17:00 and 15:00 - 23:00. 

The role of the nurse also includes taking the lead with administration of medication, responding to incidents of self-harm and first aid.  Alongside this, nursing groups will be held and led by nurses.  Nurses will be expected to educate the team with regards to mental and physical health.

We are a home for children that require mental health assessment and intervention.  We utilise the secure base model of care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and we have an experienced team inclusive of mental health nurses.  Our home offers therapy and education on site and the overall focus of the home is to achieve positive outcomes for young people, we do this through multi agency working, personalised care planning and creating positive attachments.  This placement will provide brilliant experience for understanding and working with mental health in a therapeutic environment.  You will be working alongside an experienced team of support workers, nurses and therapists.

This residential home is a unique setting. It is first of it's kind to provide support for young people with both challenging social backgrounds as well as mental health diagnosis requiring on going support.

Candidates should be;

  • Patient, sociable and empathetic, in order to establish good relationships with our young people based on confidence, trust, understanding and mutual respect
  • Prepared to deal with challenging behaviour which may be exhibited by a young person at any time for any number of reasons.


  • Full driving license
  • Registered nurse with a current NMC pin.


  • Commitment to your continual professional development
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Online benefits and cash back rewards
  • Priory Group Pension.


We want to attract the best talent nationwide, we know relocating can be difficult and we can offer relocation packages to help you:

Up to £3000.00 if the move is more than 100 miles

Up to £1500.00 if the move is less than 100 miles

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country for temp, part-time and full time roles.

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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