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Public Health Nurse - St Helens Enhanced Team

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
St Helens
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
Public health nurse in St Helens supporting the delivery of a public health offer to children and young people and delivering the Healthy Child Programme core offer.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Enhanced 0-19 service to support children, young people and families with SEND and emotional health needs.

This will include delivering packages of care, to empower children, young people & families to develop strategies to support their developmental, physical and emotional health needs. The focus of the team is early intervention and holistic, family centred approach to ensure CYP are supported to fulfil their potential, including input into school readiness programmes.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work as part of the 0-19 service.

Managing a safeguarding caseload, including completing health assessments, contributing to multiagency meetings and completing reports.

Delegation and work planning/organisation

About us

The St Helens 0-19 service is a friendly supportive team offering staff the opportunity to work flexibly if needed.

We work with the trust values of compassion openness and Trust ensuring that we demonstrate these values to children and families in St Helens and to each other.

We have daily safety huddles to support staff at the beginning of each day and monthly team meetings.

Supervision is available to all staff both planned and reactive.

We work closely with our specialist Safeguarding nurses to ensure staff feel supported and have access to appropriate training and induction

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post is a 2 year fixed term post delivering public health offer across St Helens.

The role also includes providing leadership to junior colleagues and new starters, organising/ work planning and delegation and chairing and attending meetings.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Training


  • RN (Adult or Child/RSCN) or RM
  • Evidence of recent professional development


  • Mentorship level 6
  • Motivational Interviewing trained
  • Modules at level 6 - Public Health Related
  • Solihull Approach trained
  • Mental Health trained

Experience and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of child development
  • knowledge of safeguarding issues and working with vulnerable families
  • Understanding of role within the Public Health Team


  • Previous experience or working in a community environment
  • Two years post registration with 12 months community experience
  • Experience of data collection for reports
  • Trauma informed approach trained

Skills and Attributes


  • Good verbal and non-verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills


  • Ability to facilitate groups and discussions
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the service

Personal Qualities


  • Access to a car for work purpose
  • Commitment
  • Vision
  • Confident and approachable

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Billinge Clinic

St Helens


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