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Health Visitor

RBWM

£33,018 - £36,613 per annum

Windsor & Maidenhead

Permanent

Full Time/Part Time

Enhanced

23/06/2019 at 15:33 PM

CSW/19/100428

RBWM

Vacancy Description

We are looking for a Health Visitor to join our team at a time of exciting and positive change.  

As a Health Visitor for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for

  • Delivering care for families, children and communities working in partnership with team members and service users.
  • Providing a proactive, responsive service based on identified health needs whilst leading the delivery of the universal Healthy Child Programme.
  • Ensuring effective delegation, workload management and monitoring of care standards.
  • Working collaboratively with other health care professionals and agencies ensuring a seamless delivery of services for children and families within the community

Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, RBWM joined august 2017 and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services.

We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

To be a Health Visitor for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points

  • Current registration as Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting and/or School Nursing) with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a community setting, and experience of influencing changes in professional practice.
  • Knowledge of Public Health Agenda strategic vision and ability to translate that into practice, through excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with a varied audience.

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Jill Boyer on 07717 832674 for an informal discussion.  

Benefits of working for Achieving for Children

AfC was recently named as Social Work Employer of the Year for 2016 at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year awards ceremony, beating off competition from local authorities and national agencies to win the award. We were recognised for our work to encourage innovation and empower staff, building a strong team spirit, and investing in staff development.

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities, we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to;

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team

 You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/

Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy

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