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Health Visitor

Southend On Sea Borough Council


Salary : £32,234 to £37,890 a year
Location : Southend-on-sea

Are you looking for flexible hours or additional hours in your current job?

Are you looking for flexible hours or additional hours in your current job? We currently have the opportunity to recruit a bank health visitor to work 'as and when' within the 0-19 service in Southend. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated SCPHN Health Visitor to plan, deliver and evaluate our efficient and high quality Health Visiting Service.

We work closely alongside our School Nursing colleagues, children's centres and early years providers. We benefit from having A Better Start within our area and our clients are able to utilise the benefits of this service. We work closely with our partnership organisations.

The successful candidate will provide line management and leadership within the skill mix Health Visiting Team and be proactive in delivering the national and public health agendas in response to identified health and social need. To work in partnership with other agencies and meet agreed standards, objectives and statutory requirements.

 

Main duties of the job

 

You will be required to lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme and ensure the 4, 5, 6, model is implemented in practice, ensuring services are provided within the tiered model approach Building Community Capacity, Universal, Universal Plus, and Universal Partnership Plus.

To promote the health of all children and young people, especially those from disadvantaged groups, to ensure they are offered the opportunity to achieve optimum development.

To Identify, prioritise, develop and implement programmes of care to meet individual and local needs. This will be achieved through evidence based assessments, effective care planning and implementation of a range of support packages for individual families, targeting the most vulnerable families and groups utilising best available evidence.

Work in accordance to the commissioned service specification, to ensure the 5 mandated reviews are completed within required timescales, services provided are evidence based practice.

 

About us

 

Working at Southend Borough Council gives you not only the opportunity to make a difference in the borough you love, but we also have a range of employee benefits, via our partners. There are 5 themes within our ambition:

1. Pride and Joy - Southenders are fiercely proud of, and go out of their way, to champion what our borough has to offer

2. Safe and Well - People in Southend feel safe in all aspects of their lives and are well enough to live fulfilling lives

3. Active and Involved - We have a thriving, active and involved community that feel invested in our city

4. Opportunity and Prosperity - Southend is a successful city and we share our prosperity amongst all of our people

5. Connected and Smart - People can easily get in, out and around our borough and we have a world class digital infrastructureOur values

As a council, our staff are:Inclusive, Collaborative, Proud, and Honest.

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

 

Qualifications

First Level Nurse Registration. Specialist Community Practitioner qualification in Health Visiting. Non-medical prescribing Current NMC registration

Experience as a Registered Health Visitor.

Experience

Effective oral / written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work alone and as part of a team. Skills in managing own workload through effective use of prioritisation. Ability to use child and family focused approach to care, which utilises enabling and facilitation skills to maximise the involvement of parents/carers. Ability to use evidence based, clinically effective interventions in the holistic planning and implementation of family centred care. Evidence of commitment to life-long learning A committed, enthusiastic person who can demonstrate good team working and autonomy Demonstrate good communication skills Ability to travel extensively within acceptable time scales. Current Full UK driving licence Experience of developing and managing groups. Computer literacy, knowledge of systmOne. An understanding of Strategic Direction of Childrens Services. An understanding of current political and local drivers for professional Empathetic and non-judgmental Able to manage strong emotions, sensitive issues and undertake courageous conversations Confident and resilient Ability to inspire and motivate others Prioritising workload and sensitive cases Quick and decisive decision making

Experience leading in a team Skilled in managing and prioritising own caseload and workload Flexibility in working hours and environment

 

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Effective oral / written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work alone and as part of a team. Skills in managing own workload through effective use of prioritisation. Ability to use child and family focused approach to care, which utilises enabling and facilitation skills to maximise the involvement of parents/carers. Ability to use evidence based, clinically effective interventions in the holistic planning and implementation of family centred care. Evidence of commitment to life-long learning. A committed, enthusiastic person who can demonstrate good team working and autonomy. Demonstrate good communication skills. Ability to travel across Southend within acceptable time scales. Current Full UK driving licence. Experience of developing and managing groups. Computer literacy, knowledge of SystmOne. An understanding of Strategic Direction of Childrens Services. An understanding of current political and local drivers for professional. Empathetic and non-judgmental. Able to manage strong emotions, sensitive issues and undertake courageous conversations. Confident and resilient. Ability to inspire and motivate others. Prioritising workload and sensitive cases Quick and decisive decision making.

Desirable

  • Experience leading in a team Skilled in managing and prioritising own caseload and workload Flexibility in working hours and environment.
  • Experience of using a Think Family approach.
  • Experience of the Graded Care Programme 2.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse
  • Specialist Community Practitioner qualification in Health Visiting. Non-medical prescribing
  • Current NMC registration
  • Newly qualified health visitors welcome

Desirable

  • Experience as a Registered Health Visitor.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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