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SCPHN Health Visitor

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 plus HCAS per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Community nurse, Health visitor
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Barking and Dagenham has an exciting opportunity for Band 6 Health Visitors. If you are an experienced Health Visitor, or soon to be qualified Health Visitor, we would love to hear from you. We are looking to recruit motivated practitioners with initiative and drive who are keen to contribute to the further development of our service. We work in close collaboration with Family Hub's as well as other agencies to improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities for children, young people and their families in our borough.For newly qualified practitioners, we have a Preceptorship Programme in place to aid your development. We also offer a wide range of 'in-house' and other training opportunities for continuous professional development through our learning and development department.

We provide monthly clinical supervision, mentorship and yearly appraisals to support you in your role and development. We are an inclusive organisation and are keen to celebrate the success and hard work provided by practitioners in improving the health outcomes for children we work with.

Main duties of the job

To provide key contacts as per the Healthy Child programme, identifying and assessing health needs. Working within the wider multidisciplinary team to provide appropriate support for families.

To identify and assess children 0-5 with complex health needs, offering an enhanced integrated service within the multi agency team.

To identify possible safeguarding concerns and escalate for support as required, working with other agencies across the borough.

You will need to have the ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team. You need to have excellent communication skills and experience of working in partnership across organisational boundaries. You need to be willing to facilitate and support change in service delivery.

About us

Starting with NELFTNELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.Probationary PeriodThis post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).High Cost Area Supplement - LondonThis post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary with a minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.Welcome PaymentThis post is eligible for the Trust 'Welcome to NELFT' Payment. A lump sum of 10% of the agreed basic salary, which is subject to a minimum of �4,000 and maximum of �10,000 of the full time basic salary (pro rata if part time and exclusive of HCAS payments). Payment of the incentive is applied with 50% paid at the end of the probationary period (typically six months) and then 50% at the end of year two. This welcome package is applicable to external candidates only.It is expected that you remain employed with NELFT for 2 years, should you leave within 2 years the Trust reserves the right to reclaim any monies paid.Certificates of Sponsorship

Although we are a registered sponsor organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorship for all job roles. Please check your eligibility under the UKVI points based system.

Use of AI

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Person Specification



  • Safeguarding Children and Young People



  • SCPHN - Health Visitor Qualification

Experience of the Healthy Child Programme


  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of the five mandated contacts



  • Experience of working with the multi-disciplinary team



  • Knowledge pf information governance and good record keeping

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Julia Engwell Health Centre

Woodward Road



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