Newham is an incredibly diverse borough with a very young population and is experiencing considerable regeneration as part of the Olympic legacy. There are over 86,000 children and young people in Newham and we want each of them to have the same life chances as young people in other parts of London.
This post is directly employed by the London Borough of Newham, whom was the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service after we assumed direct responsibility for providing School Nursing services, Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership in 2017. Therefore our Brighter Futures directorate will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child programme through the Childrens Health Service.
We have a stable and permanent management team in the Childrens Health Service and are now recruiting an experienced Nursery Nurse to work sessional shifts to support our Perinatal Mental Health Team.
The Children's Health 0-19 service had their CQC inspection in 2019 and rated Good in all areas.
About the Job
The overall purpose of the job is to;
- Provide perinatal support to antenatal and post-natal mothers in the community, promoting and modelling a high standard of care at all times within the birth to five framework.
- Participate in the assessment of needs, planning, implementation and evaluation of care programmes for mothers and their babies
- Provide practical and emotional support to help Mothers, their partners and the wider family prepare the transition to parenthood during the ante natal period
- To support partners, siblings and wider family members prior to baby’s arrival in order to enhance the attachment and bonding process through pregnancy using current research
- To support the Perinatal Health Visitors in the development and delivery of various peer to peer-support groups and networks and take the lead as appropriate, to promote parent child interaction through Infant massage, talking therapies, learning through play and encourage socialisation.
- To proactively establish effective health promotion / prevention/ new into the borough groups which parents can access for advice and support to strengthen community cohesion and reduce social isolation.
- To co-ordinate and support the care of children within the 4, 5, 6 Health Visiting service model.
- To be responsible for identifying deviation from the norm and makes appropriate referrals when necessary, such as Speech and Language Therapy, Orthoptist, Dieticians, Dental, Clinical Medical Officer, G.P and voluntary groups as agreed with the Health Visitor.
The successful candidate must be/will have;
• NNEB (National Nursery Education Board) NVQ L3 in childcare & Education
• An understanding of Children Act & Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
• Knowledge of Health and developmental issues affecting children
• Experience of working with children of different ages, parents and carers.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Good organisational and planning skills.
- Be IT literate e.g. using clinical systems, word processing, email and internet use.
Closing date 9.5.21
For further information, please contact SessionalWorkers.ChildrensHealth@newham.gov.uk
Please note shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email within two-four weeks of the advert closing date, so please ensure you check your inbox and junk folders. Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews may be facilitated by video, using Zoom or MS Teams.
Previous candidates need not apply
Please note this is a sessional post.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east. It is well connected by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock. Newham has the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.
Newham has a large housing regeneration programme that will build over 1,000 new council homes by 2022.