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.
£41,847 – 44,691 inclusive of higher cost allowance - P05 equivalent to Band 7
We have a permanent and stable management team in the Children’s Health Service and are now recruiting experienced Health Visitors to the remaining vacancies in our Integrated Neighbourhood Teams.
The overall purpose of the job is;
• To provide expert clinical advice, supervision and support to the health visiting skill mix team around specific Public health matters (including Domestic Violence, Infant feeding, Accident prevention, Safeguarding and Extended services link).
• To be responsible for the provision of expert high quality family centred Primary Health Service to a defined population including those within the Early help neighbourhood and Children’s Centres boundaries within the London Borough of Newham.
• Have line management responsibility for band 6 equivalent health visitors, Nursery nurses and other members of the skill mix team.
• To support the Clinical Team Leaders with the day to day operational management and team leadership to ensure effective delivery of the community health services in partnership with key partners and stake holders.
• Be responsible for developing and maintaining personalised family health plans for each child and family. These will be based on a needs assessment, actively involving the child/ parent/carer/family in the planning and implementation of any proposed programme of care and support.
• To identify and assess deviations from normal health, growth or development in children and refer promptly to or mobilise the resources of other agencies and services within and outside the NHS Newham as appropriate.
• 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 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.
• To provide expert clinical advice to members of the health visiting and multidisciplinary team.
• 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 a registered Nurse (essential)
• Have a community 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 recognised teaching qualification (essential)
• Be IT literate e.g. using a clinical system, word processing, email and internet Use.
• Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios.
• Money matters: Flexible starting salary for the right candidates. Subsidised leisure passes. Generous 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 and flexible working.
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Please also see attached the 'additional information' document to review our recruitment statement.