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Specialist Nurse Enhancing Families Team

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
North Huyton
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Specialist Nurse within the Enhancing families team within Knowsley borough.

The role is to develop the 0-19 Health and Wellbeing services working in partnership with the Local Authority, partner agencies and Primary Care Team, providing intensive support to families requiring additional input and intervention, in order to improve outcomes for parents and their children.

Main duties of the job

To provide a holistic, health and wellbeing service to parents and children aged 0-2 years in line with the healthy Child Programme and other evidence bases.

To Identify and prioritise health care needs of families and facilitate a programme of input so that the family are empowered to travel along their journey of change.

To develop and deliver health care and health promotion, using evidence based practice and professional leadership and management.

To contribute to the development of best practice and facilitate shared learning to develop services and initiatives that meet local needs, in relation to aims and objectives of Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

To develop effective links with key people in delivering services to enable people to improve their own health.

Lead and support the skill mix within the team in the delivery of safe and effective care to children, young people and their families. Deputise for Service Lead as required.

About us

Our common purpose and values were developed by staff from across the organisation and reflect who we are and what we stand for.

Our common purpose is...

Together... We will support you and your community to live well.

Our Values...

Compassion - Supportive and caring, listening to others.

Open - Communicating openly, honestly and sharing ideas.

Trust - Trusted to deliver, feeling valued and safe.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Personal Specification to find out more information on this exciting role.

Person Specification

Personal Qualities


  • Tenacious and persistent
  • Resilient
  • Empathic and non judgemental
  • Warmth and flexibility
  • Self awareness
  • Able to travel independently

Skills and Attributes


  • Able to manage strong emotions, sensitive issues and undertake courageous conversations
  • Able to develop supportive, trusting and respectful relationships
  • Able to work effectively in a team, supporting others and challenging colleagues views and attitudes when necessary
  • Able to sensitively provide anticipatory guidance to parents
  • Able to manage exposure to distressing life events and stressful complex partnerships
  • Highly reflective and able to learn from experiences
  • Willingness to prepare for and engage in clinical and managerial supervision
  • Able to assess a situation, set priorities and problem solve quickly and effectively
  • Able to communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in writing
  • Exceptional communication, facilitative and motivating skills
  • Able to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Computer skills to create reports, use e mail, read excel spread sheets
  • Able to analyse numerical data


  • Motivational interviewing and counselling

Experience and Knowledge


  • At least 2 experience years of working with families in deprived communities
  • At least 2 years experience of midwifery, child health, home visiting
  • Working with children and families
  • Understand the difference between advice giving and motivational approaches
  • Willingness to undertake personal study to develop understanding of a range of clinical areas
  • National and local safeguarding policies


  • Attachment theory
  • Behavioural change theory
  • Parent/infant mental health

Qualifications and Professional Training


  • Nursing or midwifery qualifications and registered with the NMC
  • Degree level or equivalent professional qualification
  • Masters level education
  • Willingness to undertake specialist postgraduate training and be assessed on competence in clinical field following training

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844- 5297886

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