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.
This post is directly employed by the London Borough of Newham, whom 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 our Brighter Futures directorate will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child programme through the Children’s Health Service.
The 0-19 Children's Health service had their CQC inspection in 2019 and rated Good in all areas.
Specialist Health Visitor - Children with Additional Needs
£42,681 – 45,585 inclusive of higher cost allowance - P05 equivalent to AfC Band 7
This post may attract a market supplement to facilitate salary alignment with current
equivalent AfC pay grade
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.
The overall purpose of the job is;
• 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 4, 5, 6 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 the 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also see attached our recruitment statement and LBN terms and conditions.
Please note we envisage shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email within two-four weeks of the advert closing date.
Previous candidates need not apply.
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.
Specialist Health Visitor