Specialist Health Visitor in Perinatal & Infant Mental Health

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum pro rata incl HCAS (outer)
Closing date
28 Sep 2023
This is a fantastic new opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative Specialist Health Visitor to our friendly, supportive 0-19 team in West London working 22.5 hours per week .

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable and passionate about perinatal and infant mental health , acting as a resource for practitioners to support them when they are working with complex perinatal mental health needs.

You will be an excellent communicator who can promote effective working relationships with all health care professionals and agencies. You will be required to work closely with practitioners within the Hounslow Family Hubs Perinatal service.

You will have the ability to implement new initiatives and provide training to the Health Visiting team and agreed agencies .

We work with families in one of the most diverse boroughs in London to give children the best possible start in life by providing the most up-to-date evidence based support.

Main duties of the job

  • Develop and sustain effective partnership working with the relevant internal and external stakeholders including working closely with the perinatal service within the Family Hubs in Hounslow
  • Deliver a training programme for staff within HRCH to ensure best practice is adopted and embedded and raise awareness of perinatal and infant mental health to identified partner agencies
  • To be a role model and act as a resource for Health visiting and Family Hub perinatal service colleagues ,providing evidence based support underpinned by specialist knowledge
  • Scope the current service and develop a perinatal pathway within Health Visiting
  • Maintain skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to deliver a quality service that is responsive to the changing needs of population
  • Achieve the highest standards of care within own specialist area, demonstrating evidence-based practice
  • Hold a small clinical caseload

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible.

Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job.Our preceptorship programme is second to none hence the award and logo.It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services. In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards. In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*****Please see attached job description and per son specification for full job description and responsibilities.*****

Person Specification



  • First level Registered General Nurse or Midwife
  • BSC(Hons)Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) or equivalent level qualifications
  • ENB 997/Mentor Assessor/Supervisor Assessor course
  • Evidence of post registration education


  • Masters Level Advanced Practice qualification or equivalent
  • iHV PIMH Train the Trainer



  • 3 Years post SCPHN Health Visiting experience.
  • Experience of working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and inter-agency working
  • Demonstrable special interest in parent and infant mental health
  • Experience in providing practice-based learning support to others
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels in a sensitive manner.
  • Good organisational skills and safe approach to decision making


  • Evidence of Clinical Lead responsibility
  • Evidence of providing clinical supervision to groups or on 1:1.



  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Knowledge of quality issues & clinical governance
  • Evidence of leadership experience including experience and evidence of developing others.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding Procedures


  • Experience of Clinical Audit

Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust


Heart of Hounslow

Bath Rd



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert