Health Visitor

Health Visitor – (Positions at either Bracknell, Newbury or Reading) As the largest provider of community care in Berkshire, we currently have band 6 health visitor vacancy’s at 3 of our sites (Bracknell, Newbury and Reading). At each of our sites, we will provide you with all the necessary equipment required for you to work flexibly and safely. You will have the responsibility to manage and deliver care for families, children and communities working in partnership with team members and service users. The teams are based mainly within Children’s Centres across the local area. You will be working as part of a close and supportive team providing a proactive, responsive service based on identified health needs. You will be responsible for leading the delivery of the universal Healthy Child Programme and ensuring effective delegation, workload management and monitoring of care standards. You will be working in an environment where staff are committed to creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most. About the Job Assess child and family needs, using the appropriate assessment and risk assessment tools. Ensuring that at each contact with a child an assessment of the health and developmental need is conducted. To support breastfeeding and parent infant relationships applying the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards. Ensure that the advice, support and services provided take account of client or family’s race, culture, religion and language. Full knowledge and understanding of the Local Safeguarding Board Procedures together with Trust guidelines. Exercises vigilance regarding vulnerable families and to respond as necessary. Working closely with local authority colleagues Working collaboratively with other health care professionals and agencies ensuring a seamless delivery of services for children and families within the community. Some of the benefits of joining our team: AfC Salary ranging from £31,365 to £37,890 High cost area supplement applicable in Bracknell Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance Annual leave – 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff Excellent learning and development opportunities Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff Advanced IT enablement and support Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff And so much more The 4 “must haves” for you to be considered for this role: Registered Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) with NMC registration Experience in management of cases where a child has a protection plan High standard of clinical work Car driver with ability and readiness to travel to multiple sites If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we would recommend you apply today! For further details about this role or questions in general about working for Berkshire Healthcare see relevant contact details below: Bracknell – Alison Stares (Health Visitor and School Nursing Manager) on 07919 217 475 or alison.stares@berkshire.nhs.uk. Newbury – Emma Drake (Health Visiting manager) 07867160757 or Samantha Knight (Health Visiting manager) 07890616737 Reading – Julie Williamson/Lynn Aubrey-Jones, on 0118 931 2111 or either Julie.Williamson@berkshire.nhs.uk / Lynn.AubreyJones@berkshire.nhs.uk.

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