Specialist Health Visitor
£44,628 - £49,674 inclusive of higher cost allowance – PO5/O6 equivalent to Band 7. This posts may attract a market supplement to facilitate salary alignment with current equivalent AfC pay grade.
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, who 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 CYPS directorate will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child programme through the Childrens Health Service.
We have a permanent and stable management team in the Children’s Health Service and are now recruiting experienced Specialist Health Visitors to the remaining vacancies in our Child Development Service.
Newham 0-19 health service have a continual commitment, working towards improving the lives of Children and Young People in the Borough. Please see below links for various health education films the service has produced with the support, and showcasing our Super Star Service users.
The 0-19 Children's Health service had their CQC inspection in 2021 and rated Good in all areas.
About the Job
To work as part of the integrated Child Development Service (CDS) delivered in partnership with the London Borough of Newham (LBN) and East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) as part of a multi- agency team which includes medical and allied health professionals to provide expert clinical assessments, advice and support to children and families under the care of the child development service.
To provide a specialist health visiting service to children with additional needs and their families based on the national refreshed health visiting model evidenced by the Healthy Child Programme 0-5 years (HCP) and the NICE Guidelines.
To manage an individualised caseload and as the Lead professional and key coordinator for the family to work in collaboration with statutory and voluntary agencies ensuring that the child and family’s needs are met in a timely manner. To deliver expert and culturally sensitive programmes on an individual or group basis to promote the health and wellbeing of children with additional needs and their families.
To undertake comprehensive initial assessments and screening using the appropriate evidence based tools and equipment and key stages along the 0- 5 years life course and make appropriate referrals in response to identified needs.
To facilitate and co-ordinate health promotion programmes in partnership with Statutory and voluntary agencies within established groups to Identify and assess deviations from normal health, growth or development in Children and refer promptly to, or mobilise appropriate services and resources in accordance with identified needs, local and National policy directives.
To work within the London borough of Newham Children’s Health service Safeguarding policies; participate in, and develop, early intervention initiatives designed to detect and prevent child maltreatment and neglect, attending relevant meetings and case conferences as required
Further information and duties can be found in the attached job description.
- Be a registered Nurse (essential)
- Have a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Qualification - Health Visitor (essential)
- Hold a current NMC registration (essential)
- Have a BSC/ Post graduate degree or equivalent (essential)
- Have a ENB 998/997 or recognized teaching qualification (essential)
- Have a passion and or experience of working with children with additional/complex needs & their families
- Be able to assess effectively, manage risk and plan in an outcome focused way.
- Be confident in delivering and willing to improve upon effective direct work interventions with families.
- Remain focused on your own continuous professional development.
- Strive to share learning and collaborate with practitioners and multi-agency partners to achieve outcomes for children and their families.
- Be IT literate e.g. using clinical systems, word processing, email and internet use.
- Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios.
- Money matters: Flexible starting salary within allocated grade for the right candidates. Subsidised leisure passes. Generous local government annual leave allowance. Pension scheme. Continued access to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) for health professionals who satisfy the NHS Pension scheme criteria. NHS continuous service recognised.
- Learning & Development: Support to take up advanced clinical training and wider workforce development package to enhance your skills. Clear competency and career progression framework. Access to smart technology.
For further information, please contact ChildrensHealth.Recruitment@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
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Closing date: 2nd December 2022