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/organisationAbout 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 inductionJob descriptionJob 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 SpecificationQualifications and Professional TrainingEssential
- RN (Adult or Child/RSCN) or RM
- Evidence of recent professional development
Experience and KnowledgeEssential
- Mentorship level 6
- Motivational Interviewing trained
- Modules at level 6 - Public Health Related
- Solihull Approach trained
- Mental Health trained
- Knowledge of child development
- knowledge of safeguarding issues and working with vulnerable families
- Understanding of role within the Public Health Team
Skills and AttributesEssential
- 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
- 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
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Access to a car for work purpose
- Confident and approachable
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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