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Band 7 Strengthening Families Health Visitor


Salary : £40,057 - £45,839 per annum (pro rata)
Location : Birmingham

We are looking to recruit experienced practitioners with a proven record of strong Clinical Leadership skills and a passion for service improvement and delivering 'hands on' quality care to children and families.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us develop, shape and embed services specifically tailored to support children and families requiring identified complex and additional needs living in Ladywood, Northfield, Yardley and Hall Green districts of Birmingham.

Applicants need to possess significant knowledge and experience in Health Visiting / Early Years and Safeguarding. There is a requirement for applicants to have completed studies at master’s level, or demonstrate that they have experience equivalent to master’s level

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate: their ability to work closely with families identified as having diverse and complex social and health needs; whilst also undertaking a lead role in providing expert advice and guidance to health visiting and early year’s staff.

 

Main duties of the job

 

The specialist HV for strengthening families is a dynamic post which requires the Specialist Health Visitor in strengthening families to work closely within and with multi-disciplinary teams in addressing a range of complex care and support issues across a spectrum of needs. The role covers a wide spectrum of leadership, governance, strategic and training priorities.

The Post holder will provide direct specialist clinical service for children and families requiring identified complex and additional needs across Birmingham. The post holder will work together with colleagues within BFS service based within the HV teams.

The main role for the Strengthening family’s practitioner is to be the delegated named HV for children requiring support for universal plus and partnership plus agenda as well as contributing to the public health agenda.

The post holder is responsible for assessing complex health needs, providing public health promotion and illness prevention for their specific caseload of families who have complex needs meeting their holistic needs.

 

Working for our organisation

 

Our values underpin everything we do.

CARING, OPEN, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, INCLUSIVE

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities. 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This is a dynamic post which requires the Specialist Health Visitor in strengthening families to work closely within and with multi-disciplinary teams in addressing a range of complex care and support issues across a spectrum of needs. They will contribute to the safeguarding agenda in line with Birmingham Safeguarding Children’s Partnership Board and “Working Together to Safeguarding Children” (2018) they will also contribute to the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme preventing unnecessary hospital admission along with Early Help assessments to improve the health and wellbeing of the population served.

If you feel that you possess the drive, skills and vision outlined then this role could be for you.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Health Visitor/ Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN)
  • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Educated to Masters Level or equivalent

Experience

Essential criteria
  • As per person spec

Skills

Essential criteria
  • As per person spec

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • As per person spec

Other job requirements

Essential criteria
  • As per person spec
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