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Specialist Health Visitor Safeguarding Vulnerable Families

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year salary based on full time hours
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
EXCITING NEWS: We are pleased to announce that we are in a position to offer a 'Golden Hello' payment �2500 (pro rata) to this vacancy in our Rushmoor Health Visiting Team and Hart Health Visiting Team to successful candidates. We currently have full time posts available (37.5 hours) and would consider 30 hours. Golden Hello payments are only eligible to the following working hours:

37.5 hours would be eligible for a �2500 payment* successful candidates from outside of Hampshire and Isle of Wight! ***

30 hours would be eligible for a �2000 payment* successful candidates from outside of Hampshire and Isle of Wight! ***

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has created an exciting opportunity for health visitors to undertake a specialist health visitor role within our health visiting teams providing, specialist knowledge, supervision, advice and support to team members working with communities, families and individuals with additional needs and vulnerabilities. These roles will hold a caseload with capacity to deliver the expert specialist role to team members.

We are looking for Specialist Health Visitors to support team members by providing safeguarding supervision as a key function of the role and expert support with complex report writing, inter-agency referrals and attendance at statutory and multi-agency meetings.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a number of qualified health visitors who wish to develop their clinical skills while maintaining a caseload. We need individuals with inspirational and motivational behaviors, highly skilled in communication, with a strong approach to teamwork. These individuals will be those who can lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme while using their expertise to ensure better outcomes for our more vulnerable families. Working as a team player, your role will require excellent assessment and analysis skills and effective partnership working.

The role will strengthen safeguarding knowledge and skills within the team, focussing on assessment, analysis of need, care planning and service delivery which improve public health outcomes for children and families and reduce risk of future health inequalities.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust 0-19 Service is well known for it's creative approach in supporting our communities, children and families with great innovations including ChatHealth, our Text Messaging Advice Service the Parent Portal, an interactive web based information hub for parents and our partnership with Barnardo's which offers community based public health programmes. We are proud of having achieved BFI accreditation at gold standard.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Midwife
  • BSc Hons Public Health Specialist Practitioner (Health Visiting) or equivalent
  • Education to MSc level or 2 years' experience post SCPHN BSc qualification
  • NMC Registered Part 3
  • Full UK Driving Licence (and access to a car)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Fleet Hospital

Church Road



GU51 4LZ

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