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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/06/2022.

Community Health Nurse - Maternal, Infant and Family Mental Health

Job Reference: 449-CSP539

Solent NHS Trust
0 - 19 Children and Families Service
£25,655 - £31,534 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Portsmouth’s Health Visiting team to expand our maternal, family and infant mental health team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and motivated registered nurse or midwife to work alongside the Specialist Health Visitor for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health supporting on the delivery of this important high impact area.

The successful candidate will take on a key role in supporting the Specialist Health Visitor in developing the core maternal, infant and family mental health offer within the health visiting team with an emphasis on the promotion of positive mental health and parent – infant relationships and early intervention.

We are looking for someone with experience of working with families experiencing mild – moderate mental health difficulties and who is passionate about promoting best practice in perinatal and infant mental health. You will have excellent reflective and communication skills and a willingness to develop your own knowledge and skills in this area and that of the skill mix workforce.

This post will provide an excellent development opportunity for the right candidate who is seeking to develop their skills and experience in this field. A robust induction and training programme will be offered to support this role.

The Portsmouth Health Visiting Team sits within an integrated 0-19 service with the Local Authority and work with the wider multi-agency and multi-disciplinary children’s and families workforce to identify need and provide timely intervention at the earliest opportunity. The Health Visiting Team are well supported to achieve this through a developing ‘Team Around the Worker’ model, utilising consultation with other specialist practitioners working across the 0-19 service in areas such as perinatal infant mental health, substance misuse, domestic abuse and children with disabilities.

Solent NHS Trust is both forward thinking and innovative with a strong commitment to training, dedicated to improving the quality of child health services and takes pride in rewarding the success of its staff. We are interested in your aspirations and supporting your individual career pathways within Solent NHS Trust as well as ensuring that we take care of you as a person. We understand that work life balance is important.

The successful candidate will support the Specialist Health Visitor with the evaluation, development and delivery of the Universal and Universal Plus (Targeted) offer, support for families experiencing mild – moderate difficulties and the development of the skill mixed team.

For more information on the post please contact Charlotte Gatehouse, Specialist Health Visitor for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health on 03001236629 or

Permanent Post. Hours per week: 30 - 37.5 hours per week

A full driving licence and use of a vehicle is essential.


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Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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