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Strengthening Families Practitioner

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Health Visitor with substantial experience at a senior level looking for the next step in your career?

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

Are you committed to offering support to children as soon as issues arise, ensuring children receive the right help as early as possible?

Do you have a proven record of strong clinical leadership skills and excellent communication skills for multi-agency work?

If so Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust are looking to recruit you in the role as a Strengthening Families Practitioner Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)

This is a new and dynamic role for SWB Health Visiting service where you will support the development of integrated working, embed our joint Early Help strategy, through partnership working and targeted intervention and building therapeutic relationships with families for improved health outcomes. This is a demanding specialist role requiring high levels of professional skills knowledge of safeguarding practice and the ability to work as part of a team.

Main duties of the job

The main role for the Strengthening Families Health Visitor is to be the delegated named Health Visitor for children requiring support for universal plus and partnership plus Health Visiting services as well as contributing to the public health agenda.

Strengthening Families Health Visitors will be responsible for carrying out holistic health assessments, providing public health, health promotion and illness prevention for their specific caseload of families who have complex needs at the earliest possible time and embedding the local Early Help strategy.

About us

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust's vision is to be the best integrated care organisation within the NHS. The Health Visiting Service is within an integrated Acute and Community Directorate that sits within the Women & Childrens Group. The Directorates vision is to deliver integrated care to support women, children and families to start well, grow well and live well.

Rated as 'Outstanding' by CQC our health Visiting Service is a forward thinking service, keen to embrace innovative ways of working all staff are empowered to contribute ideas to improve our service to meet the needs of the local population

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.

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

  • If you possess strong leadership and management qualities, feel you can commit to our Trust and Directorate vision, would like to work in a welcoming and supportive environment where you will be well supported and given the opportunity to develop to fulfil your potential and build the career you want, we would welcome an application from you.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

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

    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 in partnership with families
    • Leadership skill with the ability to work autonomously and part of a team.
    • Experience of providing training and specialist advice & supervision
    • Demonstrate understanding of risks associated with working with complex families, and multi-agency partners to implement Early Help and Safeguarding plans



    • Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor)
    • Educated to Degree Level or equivalent
    • Up to date safeguarding training


    • Educated to Masters Level or equivalent
    • Leadership Qualification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Community locations


    B71 4HJ

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