Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The post is part of a multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) and represents Health as part of a dynamic integrated team assessing safeguarding notifications and referrals regarding children aged 0-19 years in Barnsley.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
We are seeking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor or school nurse) who can provide safeguarding expertise and knowledge both internally and externally to support the delivery of an effective integrated and co-ordinated system of communication. The role is to liaise between health professionals in community, hospital and with multi-agency partners to facilitate continuity of care for children, young people and families. The post holder will support the Designated Health representative’s by interpreting and sharing health information from a range of health providers that is necessary to inform multi-agency decision making in relation to children and young people in need of safeguarding in Barnsley.
You will participate in multi-agency risk assessments to inform safeguarding decision making, advising where necessary and challenging decisions when appropriate. Some functions of the role will include attendance at the MARAC meetings and attendance at multi-agency safeguarding meetings.
What you’ll need
To join us, you will need to be a Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) who can demonstrate substantial child protection experience. You should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have the ability to constructively challenge when necessary and work effectively in a busy multi-disciplinary environment. You will need to demonstrate effective strategic and operational relationships with partner agencies, maintaining constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and specifically health professionals from a wide range of services and disciplines.
You need to be able to search for and collate health information from a range of NHS and Health sources including databases locally and further afield. With due regard to patient confidentiality you will be responsible for interpreting and sharing information that is necessary to safeguard and promote the welfare of the child/young person. There is therefore a high degree of professional autonomy and decision making regarding the safeguarding of children and families.
If you feel that have the skills and experience to undertake this role, we would be very keen to hear from you.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. Our Public Health Nursing Service is at the forefront of providing care to our children, young people and families and we are currently on a journey of continuous service improvement which we hope will become a truly integrated service that works in partnership with other children’s services and becomes a beacon of good practice at both regional and national level.
We are seeking individuals who are passionate about improving outcomes for children, young people, families and communities.
For further information or a brief discussion, please contact Karen Clayton Named Nurse for Safeguarding on 07720031502 or Tracey Richardson Integrated Safeguarding Nurse Specialist on 07720031385 email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to access the NHS Pension Scheme if they are already a scheme member.
Interviews to be conducted on: 16/12/20
Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.
Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf
Please ensure you view the job profile for this role, as you will need to demonstrate in your application form how you meet the required criteria.
Barnsley Council is passionate about Equal Opportunities and Flexible Working. We're committed to equality and diversity in all aspects of our work and welcome candidates with a broad diversity of talent. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Click here for more information.
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