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.
Newham’s Children and Young People’s Services is currently undertaking an exciting transformation programme to create integrated Early Help and Safeguarding services for our children, young people and families. Our main aim for integrated working is to get it right first time for more children and young people. To do this, we plan to grow our early help offer so that we make a real impact on children and young people’s learning, achievement, health, wellbeing and resilience. We will closely align our services to improve accessibility for residents and to strengthen partnerships between statutory, specialist, early help and universal services.
Newham council is now the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service as we have also assumed direct responsibility for providing School Nursing services, Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership in 2017, therefore CYPS will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child programme through the Children’s Health Service.
The 0-19 Children's Health service had their recent CQC inspection in 2019 and rated Good in all areas.
Community Nursery Nurse – 0-19 Children's Health Service based within the Health Visiting Service
£27,228 - £28,215 inclusive of higher cost allowance – AfC equivalent band 4
The overall purpose of the job is to;
• To work as part of the London borough of Newham (LBN) 0-19 years Children’s Health service as part of a skill mix team to deliver a universal Healthy Child Programme in partnership with multi- professionals across the Early Help Neighbourhood.
• To provide essential observation skills for the children and families within their homes, children’s centres, health centres/ GP surgeries and undertake nursery school visits, including working in partnership with the school health service to facilitate the smooth transition of the rising 5s
• To be proactive in establishing and facilitating effective Prevention and Early Intervention groups and deliver Health Promotion activities within a culturally diverse community based on locally identified needs through caseload profiling.
• To carry out assessments for the delivery of the mandated elements of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) 0 – 5, 5 -19 years to empower families and deliver the public health priorities to give every child the best start in life
• To provide knowledge and skills on safeguarding children and will be expected to highlight any safeguarding concerns in accordance with the Newham and London Safeguarding Protocols.
• To assist the health visitors in facilitating the healthy child advisory clinics including leading on the 2-2.5years reviews using the national evidence based tool- Ages and Stages (ASQ) and delivery of the 6 high impact areas in partnership with Health visitors and children’s centres.
• To work in partnership with the Nursery Nurses within the school health teams to strengthen the integrated approach of the 0- 19 years delivery model
The 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.
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Please also see attached our recruitment statement.
This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.
Please note the interview date for shortlisted candidates is scheduled to be 8th October.
Please note we will not be accepting applications from candidates that have applied within the last 12 months
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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