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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/04/2021.

Health Visitor - Waltham Forest 0-19 Services

Job Reference: 395-WF008-21E

Employer:
NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Health Visitor
Location:
Waltham Forest Health Visiting Walthamstow, London
Salary:
£36,070 - £42,712 (inc HCAS) p.a.

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.


 

Health Visitor

Do you want to develop in a progressive environment, and enhance your career?

In Waltham Forest we have a very exciting opportunity for innovative and motivated individuals who are keen to contribute to the further development of our service.

Waltham Forest is a very exciting and progressive place to work and we have vacancies within our 0-19 structure for Health Visitors to join us on our continued journey to ensure all children and Young people have the best start in life, and can achieve to their optimum ability. We offer stability, recognition and development, and have channels for staff to contribute to the ongoing service plans.

We are looking to recruit motivated practitioners with initiative and drive who are keen to contribute to the further development of our service. We work in closer collaboration with Children and Family Centre’s , Early Years , HENRY and Early Help as well as other agencies to improve outcomes and reducing health inequalities for children, young people and their families in our borough. For newly qualified practitioners, we have a preceptorship Programme in place to aid your development. We also offer a wide range of ‘in-house’ and other training opportunities for continuous professional development through our learning and development department as well as clinical supervision and mentorship. You will need to have the ability to work autonomously and as part of an integrated skill mix team. You need to have excellent communication skills and experience of working in partnership across organisational boundaries. You need to be willing to facilitate and support change in service delivery.

If you are a qualified Health Visitor or a Student Health Visitor due to qualify this year we would like to hear from you.

 

This post is eligible for the Trust 'Welcome to NELFT' Payment, a lump sum of 10% of agreed basic salary excluding HCAS and is open to all new applicants who are successfully appointed. Payment of the incentive is 50% of the lump sum at the end of the probationary period (typically six months) and then 50% at the end of year two. This welcome package is applicable to external candidates only.

 

 

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,784 to a maximum of £4,822).

 

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameCarole WilliamsJob titleTeam LeaderEmail addresscarol.williams@nelft.nhs.ukTelephone number07766028309Additional contact information

 

Carole Williams (Team Leader)

Mobile: 07766 028309

Kate Warren (Team Leader)

Mobile: 07718 423188

 

 




As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent working environments
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, Tusker car scheme, discount schemes, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.

We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics. We wish to reiterate that declaring a disability at the point of application, or at any point in a recruitment or selection process, will not count against any individual, nor prevent them from being shortlisted, subject to meeting the minimum criteria of the person specification.

Correspondence with us
You are advised to regularly check your emails for correspondence related to this post.

In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. .

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By applying for this post you are agreeing to NELFT NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.


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.


UK Registration

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



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