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Specialist Health Visitor in Perinatal Infant MH

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

Make a difference for Children, Young People and Families!

Are you a Health Visitor with substantial experience, looking for the next step in your career?

Are you passionate about providing and developing excellent services for children and young people?

If so Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust have an amazing opportunity for you..

The Specialist Health Visitor in Perinatal & Infant Mental Health is a new exciting role within Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust

The role will provide clinical leadership, programmes of training and staff development to ensure an efficient, effective and high-quality provision for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) support throughout Sandwell. Acting as a role model and a source of first line information for Health Visitors and partners in relation to PiMH.

Main duties of the job

You will:
  • Provide evidence based Perinatal & Infant Mental Health clinical expertise, leadership and support to staff across Sandwell & West Birmingham Health Visiting Service.
  • Provide clinical expertise to meet the needs of the families in relation to parental mental health, parent infant relationships and infant and young children's development.
  • Deliver direct care to families using recognised assessment and observation techniques
  • Act as an advocate for parents and their infants with perinatal mental health difficulties to ensure they receive active and effective care
  • Develop, disseminate, implement appropriate policies, procedures, and care pathways for women and families experiencing mild, moderate and severe mental health problems in active collaboration with colleagues and partners using Local and National Guidance
  • Be committed to developing and transforming services, through training, audit. research and policy development
  • Be a facilitator to develop effective working relationships across agencies.
  • To have excellent knowledge of local safeguarding processes.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specifications for full details on the main duties and responsibilities.

    Person Specification



    • Significant years' experience of working within the community as a Health Visitor
    • Evidence of managing a complex caseload providing high quality evidenced based care and recording outcomes where there are identified concerns about perinatal and infant mental health
    • Demonstrate understanding of risks associated with working with complex families, multiagency partners to implement Early Help and Safeguarding plans
    • Experience of providing training, specialist advice and supervision



    • Specialist community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor
    • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent
    • Additional training in Perinatal and infant Mental Health
    • Recognised Teaching and Assessor Qualification


    • Educated to Masters level or equivalent
    • Registered mental Health Nurse,
    • Parenting Programme facilitator course
    • Experience of using recognised assessment and observation techniques
    • Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor qualification



    • Knowledge of current legislation and national guidance relating to perinatal infant mental health
    • Indepth knowledge and understanding of adverse childhood experiences and how these may impact the outcomes for children
    • knowledge of local and national policies legislation that contribute to safeguarding both adults and children
    • Understanding of the Healthy Child programme and decision making processes for children receiving services as different threshold
    • Understanding of Trauma informed approaches
    • Experience of multi professional working including the lead professional role


    • Has worked as a lead professional using Early Help Assessment



    • Experience of compiling audits and analysing data, to support future decision making
    • Experience in providing supervision and training to others
    • Experience of providing mentorship of newly qualified or newly recruited staff.


    • Evidence of co production with service users.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust



    B71 4HJ

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