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 Children's Health service 0-19 had their recent CQC inspection in 2019 and rated Good in all areas.
School Health Screener- term time
£24,462 - £25,809 pro rota inclusive of higher cost allowance – AfC equivalent band 3
Please note these are term time positions
The overall purpose of the job is to;
• To support the delivery of both the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and Hearing and Vision screening, with the support and guidance of the nursery nurse skill mix.
• To deliver pre-NCMP and hearing and vision sessions for parents/carers of eligible children under the guidance / partnership with the Nursery Nurse.
• To know the standards required when booking and negotiating the space in schools to perform the NCMP and screening sessions including completing risk assessments of the allocated spaces .
• To have an understanding of the Infection Control Policy and what the expected standards are for a school screening session and comply with the annual mandatory infection control training.
• To deal with enquiries from schools and parents/carers regarding the screening programmes and refer any concerns to the Nursery Nurse or School Nurses
• To be able to use the digital systems such as Thomson School screener and NHS digital to input data in order to support the clinicians in making sound clinical decisions.
• To be able to accurately document on clients electronic records such as RiO, all client contact and screening outcomes.
• To support with the dissemination, completion and collation of School Entry Health Assessment (SEHA) questionnaires and make screening decisions utilising the information obtained.
• To be able to escalate to the Nursery Nurse, School Nurse or Specialist Clinical Leader and act accordingly if any safeguarding concerns arise from or during a screening session such as identifying potential neglect, physical abuse or disclosure to the named school nurse.
Further information and duties can be found in the attached job description
The candidate must be/will have:
• Minimum NVQ Level 2/3 or equivalent
• Maths and English GCSE C or equivalent Foundation skills
• Childhood Studies Level 2
• Evidence of continuous professional development
• Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
• Ability to use IT and common software packages e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
• Minimum of 2 years experience of working with children.
• Ability to be professional, emotionally intelligent and able to communicate effectively in diverse situations.
For any further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note we envisage the interview date for shortlisted candidates will be within two weeks of the closing date.
This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.
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).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
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