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School Health Screener

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1104
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/01/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

School Health Screener
£25,137 - £26,520 pro-rata inclusive of higher cost allowance – AfC equivalent band 3

Please note this post is term time only.

About Us

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.

This post is directly employed by the London Borough of Newham, whom was the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service after we 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 Childrens Health 0-19Service.

We have a stable and permanent management team in the School Health Service and are now recruiting School Health Screeners to the remaining vacancies in our School Health Team.

The Children's Health 0-19 service had their CQC inspection in 2021 and rated Good in all areas.

About the Job

The overall purpose of the job is to;

  • To support the Nursery Nurses within a defined case load of schools where they will independently deliver both the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) and hearing and vision screening under 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 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 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 and be found in the attached job description

About You

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
  • Competent IT skills and ability to use 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.

Please view School Health Screener jd

Closing date 30th January 2022

Additional Information

For further information please contact childrenshealth.recruitment@newham.gov.uk

Please note shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email within two weeks of the advert closing date, so please ensure you check your inbox and junk folders. Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews may be facilitated by video, using Zoom.

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.

Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.

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

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 1104
  • Published: Fri 14/01/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/01/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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