Health Visitor Intensive 0-5 Programme Westminster

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Health Visitor to join one of our forward thinking and innovative integrated 0-5 Intensive Support Teams in Westminster.You will be an integral part of the Local Authority Targeted Early Help Team and be reporting to and working alongside the Intensive Team Lead to deliver the 0-5 Intensive Support program.

You will have a small caseload of up to 25 families with multiple and complex needs under the supervision of the Intensive Team Lead and Early Help Practice Manager, with the aim of supporting families to facilitate change thus improving outcomes for their children. The work will be guided by Systemic Practice and the Early Help Framework and operating model.Contributing to the delivery of Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), including improving health and life chances for children and families and safeguarding those at risk.

For registered Band 6 Health Visitors, this post is offering a premium of �2,500 payable upon commencement of employment (T& C's apply)

Main duties of the job

Our integrated team work passionately to deliver our progressive service and continue to seek and develop innovative ways of working with Westminster families to enable children to have their best start in life.Children, young people, and families are our focus and passion, and we are inviting passionate Health Visitors, with a desire to work more intensively with families, to join our dynamic diverse team. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our families get the best care closer to home. The current climate means this is more important than ever ensuring that all families access face to face services and only have to tell their story once.Co-located in the Family Hubs Bessborough Street, we're a unique service integrated with the Local Authority Early Help Team which includes Health Visitors and Early Help Practitioners.

The intensive 0 - 5 programme is a new, early intervention home visiting programme delivered over the course of a year. The underlying aim of the intervention is to enhance parent - child relationships as a means to improving child development and school readiness thereby preventing escalation to statutory intervention.

You will assist the Team Lead to deliver the 0-5 intensive support programme and will have the opportunity to develop high levels of professional skills and practice as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Post holders will be expected to develop and effectively manage the emotional intensity of the therapeutic relationships with clients, deliver and plan bespoke interventions and work intensively within complex family situations to achieve the expected outcomes of the programme. To work in collaboration with other early help, social work and health care colleagues to ensure seamlessYou will have a small caseload of families with multiple and complex needs under the supervision of the Team Lead with the aim of contributing to the achievement of the aims set out above. The work will be delivered within an agreed framework and operating model. Recruiting, engaging and retaining families on the 0-5 intensive support programme and following programme requirements. This involves gaining parental agreement to participate and for information sharing as well as explicitly explaining the offer and lead professional role to family.

The focus of all work will be on addressing the underlying issues within families rather than just the presenting concerns as a means of preventing re-referrals. You will develop a bespoke SMART Family Plan collaboratively with each family, together with the engagement of other key professionals, and this will then be the focus of your work. As a part of this you will actively engage and work with fathers and other extended family members.

Apply a good understanding of child development, family functioning and parenting interventions and tools, to successfully engage, assess and support families to make changes to their lives that will have positive outcomes for their children. Specifically, learning how to use a systemic assessment and skills in order to effectively create change for families, mobilise the strengths within families, and move away from a model of case management of watching and waiting

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse/Reg
  • Registered Health Visitor (SCPHN)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing post-registration education and training


  • Practice assessor/supervisor training or working towards

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Bessborough Street Clinic



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