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Specialist Health Visitor Safeguarding Vulnerable Families

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Bases across Hampshire
£40,057 to £45,839 pa (based on full time hours)
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Posts available in Basingstoke, Hart, Rushmoor, Winchester and East Hants Health Visiting Teams.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has created an exciting opportunity for health visitors to undertake a specialist health visitor role within our health visiting teams providing, specialist knowledge, supervision, advice and support to team members working with communities, families and individuals with additional needs and vulnerabilities. These roles will hold a caseload with capacity to deliver the expert specialist role to team members.

We are looking to recruit 7 posts within our health visiting teams in Hampshire.

The role will strengthen safeguarding knowledge and skills within the team, focussing on assessment, analysis of need, care planning and service delivery which improve public health outcomes for children and families and reduce risk of future health inequalities.

We are looking for Specialist Health Visitors to support team members by providing safeguarding supervision as a key function of the role and expert support with complex report writing, inter-agency referrals and attendance at statutory and multi-agency meetings.

We are looking for a number of qualified health visitors who wish to develop their clinical skills while maintaining a caseload. We need individuals with inspirational and motivational behaviors, highly skilled in communication, with a strong approach to teamwork. These individuals will be those who can lead the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme while using their expertise to ensure better outcomes for our more vulnerable families. Working as a team player, your role will require excellent assessment and analysis skills and effective partnership working.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust 0-19 Service is well known for it’s creative approach in supporting our communities, children and families with great innovations including ChatHealth, our Text Messaging Advice Service; the Parent Portal, an interactive web based information hub for parents and our partnership with Barnardo’s which offers community based public health programmes. We are proud of having achieved BFI accreditation at gold standard.

In Southern Health we are committed to ensuring that our values are the foundation of everything we do. We offer great opportunities for learning and development for all staff and a range of wellbeing services. We will provide an induction programme to meet your needs with comprehensive safeguarding and clinical supervision along with a range of clinical, leadership and professional training opportunities to aid your development.

If improving outcomes for children and families is your passion within a supporting working environment, we look forward to receiving your application.

A car driver and access to a car that can be used for work purposes is essential for this post.

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The NHS pay scales have not yet been updated for 2022. Confirmation issued on 19th July that they will be increased in line with the statement available on the NHS Employers and Government websites.

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