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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/04/2021.

Band 4 Healthy Child Programme Practitioner

Job Reference: 313-A-21-93255-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Leicester City
£21,892 - £24,157 pa

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Healthy Child Programme Practitioner -Band 4

Full time and part time posts - Various posts and locations available across Leicester City.

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday

We currently have a number of full time and part time vacanciesas a Band 4 Healthy Child Programme Practitioner to work with our Teams across Leicester City.

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals to work as effective and conscientious members of our Healthy Together 0-19 Teams. The role involves:

  • Working as part of skill mixed teams with Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (health visitors and school nurses)
  • Providing high quality and compassionate care within the remit of the Healthy Child Programme;
  • Delivering universal services and targeted packages of care to children, young people and their families.

As a Healthy Child Programme Practitioner you will be expected to contribute in identifying health needs, improving outcomes and reducing health inequalities by providing a comprehensive neighbourhood based service to meet the needs of local children, young people and their families.

The emphasis of the Public Health component within Healthy Together requires an organised, keen and proactive practitioner to drive activity within the team which promotes key health messages to communities in effective and creative ways. This will reflect both local and national campaign agenda’s throughout the year.

Excellent communication skills are a key requirement as the successful applicant will hold an integral role within the team providing key Public Health messages to children and young people across the whole 0-19 age range.

The desire to build positive working relationships with our partnership agencies and other members of our multidisciplinary team would also need to be a focus of continued attention and commitment as well as creative approaches which inspire self-sustained support systems within communities.

The values of all Leicestershire Partnership Trust Services are compassion, trust, respect and integrity. You would need to embrace these and in return we shall provide you with great opportunities to develop your practice and service improvement skills. We have excellent support within the team as well as comprehensive training opportunities to support the successful applicant.

The successful candidate will have:

  • NVQ Level 3 qualification in Children's Care, Learning and Development or can evidence an equivalent qualification which provides a similar knowledge base and skills in early years.
  • Previous experience of working with children and young people within the community setting would be desirable but not essential.

Do you want to work in an organisation that will ensure that every local child or young person gets the best start in life and whose parents / carers feel well supported by a team of professionals? If the answer is yes, then see further information.

If you would be interested in this post and would like to discuss it more with a member of our team prior to the interview date please contact Rebecca Fowler (Clinical Team Leader) on Tel 07818095353.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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