Health Visitor

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

We have vacancies within our 0-19 structure for Health Visitors to join us on our continued journey to ensure all children and Young people have the best start in life, and can achieve to their optimum ability. We offer stability, recognition and development, and have channels for staff to contribute to the ongoing service plans.

Whether you are a newly qualified health visitor and are looking to gain confidence and experience, or an experienced Health Visitor, we would welcome your application.

We have a fantastic offer for you when you join us:
  • 'Welcome to NELFT' Payment, a lump sum of 10% of agreed basic salary excluding HCAS. This is open to allnew applicants who are successfully appointed. Payment of the incentive is 50% of the lump sum at the end of the probationary period (typically six months) and then 50% at the end . This welcome package is applicable toexternalcandidates only

Main duties of the job

  • Lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme working in ways most appropriate to local public health needs and across a range of settings and organisations including; general practice, maternity services and Children's Centres
  • Active participation in Children's Centres Advisory Boards, promoting, and providing advice on the Healthy Child programme's evidence base, to maximise safe delivery by appropriately skilled staff.
  • Act as a General Practice link Health Visitor as aligned by your Team Leader-to provide effective communication, support and direction with regards to identified children within the practice, the Healthy Child programme, and required services within your local community.

About us

COVID-19 VaccinationWe continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).Starting with NELFTNELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �1,192 and a maximum payment of �2,011 per annum pro rata).Detailed job description and main responsibilitiesPlease refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information of this role

We offer opportunities for learning and development in order to develop in your role, with collaborative working within an integrated skill-mix team. We offer agile working and place an emphasis on the health and well-being of our staff. We work collaboratively with other agencies and towards reducing health inequalities for children, young people and their families and the safety and well-being of our clients is always paramount.

For newly qualified practitioners, we have a preceptorship programme in place to support development and learning and offer clinical supervision and mentorship. Also, there is opportunity for experienced health visitors to develop their skills in audit and research.

Person Specification





  • Experience of partnership working with external agencies and organisations



  • Able to provide evidence of undertaking ongoing training and personal development i.e. Health Needs Assessment, Child Protection training



  • Experience of Working across organisational bounderies



  • GuidanceUnderstanding of current legislation in relation to Safeguarding Children



  • Knowledge of Current Health Visiting national Service Speciafication and model of practice, to enable evidenced based practice

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