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: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefitsJob descriptionJob 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 SpecificationEducation/QualificationEssential
- 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
- Health visiting experience ? Be able to co-ordinate health promotion initiatives in line with local and national health improvement targets
- Experience of working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and inter-agency working
- Experience of organising and managing own workload and that of others
- Experience of assessing, planning and implementing programmes of care and writing care plans
- Experience in providing practice-based learning support to others ? Experience of evidence-based care
Skills and KnowledgeEssential
- Experience of supervising staff / students
- Knowledge of recent developments in primary care ? Knowledge of current health and social care agenda relevant to area of work and professional practice
- Knowledge of current health legislation [including Change for Children agenda, Children's Plan etc.)
- Current knowledge of child protection issues ? Appropriate knowledge of clinical skills
- Knowledge of quality issues, the audit process and clinical governance
- Knowledge of NMC Code ? Knowledge of Personal Development Planning ? Knowledge of clinical supervision
- Knowledge of how equal opportunities can be implemented in practice
- Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict resolution
- Ability to work without direct supervision and plan, organise, review and prioritise own workload and others
- Able to delegate work effectively and safely
- Ability to be flexible and responsive
- Be able to identify and access sources of information to inform practice
- Critical appraisal skills and ability to utilise research evidence in practice
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal
- Able to adapt to change and have an open approach to new ways of working
- Office management and caseload organisational skills
- Able to work in a team
- Motivated to learn and develop to meet the needs of the service
- Willingness to facilitate and support the learning of others in the practice environment
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to carry out the duties of the post ? Able to travel round the locality [car/bike/public transport/foot)
- Able to provide evidence of where you have demonstrated the Trust's Values and Behaviours
- Able to demonstrate excellence in Customer Service ? Able to meet the required IT Skills for the post
Central London Community Health TrustAddress
Bessborough Street Clinic
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