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.
Associate School Nurse
£32,430pa £34,794 pa pro rota inclusive of higher cost living allowance - AfC Band 5 equivalent
This post is Term time only
We have a permanent and stable management team in the Children’s Health Service and are now recruiting School Nurses to the remaining vacancies in our Integrated Neighbourhood Teams.
The Associate Nurse will be professionally responsible and accountable for the assessment of health needs, planning and evaluation of the school health service delivery, for both individuals and groups within a defined school age population.
The job involves working in partnership with schools, parents/carers and other agencies to achieve the best health outcomes for children and young people. The Associate nurse works within the School Health Team, to deliver the Healthy Child Programme.
This key aspects of the role will include;
• Identifying, supporting, planning, delivering and evaluating health promotion activities in line with the school curriculum and locally agreed priorities
• Devising appropriate individualised health care plans for the school aged child through continuous development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care
• Contribution to the assessment and review of special education and medical needs
• Working collaboratively in partnership with children, young people, parents / carers and other agencies, e.g. education, social services, other healthcare workers and the voluntary sector to meet the needs of children and young people.
You will have significant experience of taking business change projects from inception through to delivering improvements and savings. You will be a creative thinker who wants to engage with difficult problems and challenge the way that we do ‘business as usual’.
You will be familiar with analysing business processes, and have knowledge of process redesign methodologies. Ideally you’ll have worked in the public sector, but experience of working in challenging environments or large organisations would also be welcome. You’ll be comfortable working with senior management and able to offer constructive challenge to them.
Importantly, you will be comfortable working in a data-driven environment, with a working knowledge of ICT and statistics and the ability to quickly get to grips with complex business intelligence ideas.
•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
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also see attached our recruitment statement.