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Health Visitor

Job Reference: 833-AB-CS-459-20

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Infant Mental Health Service/0-19
Hunslet Health Centre
£31,365 to £37,890 per,annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Health Visitor to join the Infant Mental Health Service. The successful candidate will join the team at a pivotal time as we redevelop and expand the service provision to offer support to children over 2 years of age.

We are looking for a practitioner with a keen interest in and understanding of Infant Mental Health. Knowledge of attachment theory and the importance of early relationships with an awareness of appropriate interventions is desired. This post would ideally suit someone who is innovative and flexible in their approach and would like a developmental role to help support them in acquiring more specialist skills in this area.

We are interested in a resourceful and proactive practitioner with good interpersonal and organisational skills who is able to manage a varied workload. You will be working within a passionate, skill mixed team so it is essential for you to be a team player but also have the ability to work autonomously. Your role will involve:

. Enhancing professional and public recognition of Infant Mental Health
. Delivering training to practitioners who work with infants and their families
. Promotion and dissemination of research and IMHS information via training, conferences, forums etc.
. Direct work with families in the antenatal and postnatal period as well as throughout early childhood; supporting the parent-infant relationship, partners and relevant caregivers to promote infant mental health and wellbeing
. Facilitating reflective case discussion sessions and professional consultations

. Working collaboratively with colleagues in maternity services, health visiting, children's centres and children's services across the region. Additionally to build good working links with mental health services, social care and the voluntary sector

You will work directly with families who often have complex and sensitive issues therefore a sound knowledge of Safeguarding and Child Protection is required.
In return we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a pioneering team with excellent peer support, including induction, supervision and continuing professional development.

For more information please contact Claire Wild IMHS/0-19 Service Manager 07944771321 or Claire McManus specialist IMH Health Visitor on 07960727318

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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