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Health Visitor

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31467 - 35220 GBP ANNUAL

Achieving for Children

Twickenham, United Kingdom

Lucy Kourpas

Unknown / Non-Applicable

Non-profit Organisation


Published 352 days ago

Job Information

Achieving for Children is a Community Interest Company that has a public sector ethos, combined with the freedom to innovate enabling us to do things differently. As a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Windsor & Maidenhead, Kingston and Richmond), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us

We are responsible for the entire range of children’s education, health and social care services in all three boroughs. We use a Signs of Safety practice model and approach which ensures the voice of the child is at the heart of everything we do. There’s never been a better time to join AfC, we are growing our workforce, implementing new flexible working arrangements and have increased our virtual wellbeing offer.

We now have the following job opportunity available and we would be delighted to receive your application to continue our story. You can download the Job Profile which is shown within the "Documents" heading on the left hand side, above the map.

Working in a team providing the health visiting service to the residents of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

About the role

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

  • Providing a comprehensive health visiting service in accordance with AFC’s Health Visiting Standard Operational Procedure and ‘The Healthy Child Programme 0-5 years’
  • We 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 help develop and implement outcome focused care plans and evaluate care given, in partnership with clients
  • To develop and facilitate health visiting drop in clinics, health promotion activities and groups, identifying and responding to individual client and local health needs and to incorporate the four principles of health visiting
  • To provide care according to the available evidence of best practise

For further information about this role, please contact Jill Boyer by email [email protected] for an informal discussion or view our web page AfC Health Visiting Service.

About you

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • RGN/RMW/ DIp HE (child/adult/ learning disabilities)
  • Current NMC registration required
  • Specialist Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) qualification
  • Knowledge of relevant theory that informs practice delivery
  • Experience of building strong partnerships, maintaining relationships and co- producing solutions to challenges across a diverse set of stakeholders, including children, young people and their families, advocating the voices of those we are working
  • Experience of keeping and maintaining records (in accordance with local policy) and producing accurate reports, presentations, written updates to a range of stakeholders (which may include families, children or young people)

About our benefits

We are focused on creating a positive supportive environment, where you will have access to a really wide range of resources, as well as a competitive salary and all the perks to enable hybrid working. In AfC you will also have access to:

  • 29 days annual leave, increasing to 33 days after 2 years and 35 days after 4 years.
  • Tailored induction sessions commencing on the date you start working for AfC
  • Stable and supportive leadership
  • Hybrid and mobile working (between home and work) with latest technology to facilitate this
  • Local Government salary and pension scheme (LGPS or Teachers Pension)
  • Flexible working options - helping to keep a good work life balance
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts
  • An excellent learning and development offer to support your career pathway

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children For our social work offer

Important Information

Start dates: Achieving for Children have set start dates meaning successful candidates join on a set date in each month. Candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

Right to work: The UK has introduced a new points-based immigration system affecting EU and Non-EU workers and sponsorship requirements. We advise checking the GOV.UK website for right to work guidance.

Equality: We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. Achieving for Children are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Safeguarding: We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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