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Healthy Family Support Worker - National Child

Job Reference: 834-2000003P

Virgin Care
£17,787 - £20,448

Healthy Family Support Assistant (National Child Measurement Programme) 

Colchester (Berechurch Family Hub) 

3 full days or 4 short days a week - Term time only 

The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service, in partnership with Barnardo’s, have a newly created opportunity for a term time only Healthy Family Support Worker to join our service to deliver the National Child Measurement Programme within Schools and Local Communities across the North Essex Quadrant.  

Are you looking to move into an organisation where you will have a voice and your ideas can be made a reality? Are you looking to move into an innovative team who are rolling out new projects in order to improve outcomes to children and families in North Essex? 

Feel Valued 

Our colleagues are our most precious commodity and it’s important that we take good care of everyone within our organisation. As part of this, we offer a number of services which help us to ensure that everyone is fit and healthy at work, this includes access to our wellness platform, complimentary eye tests and complimentary annual flu vaccines. 

You will become part of the Virgin Tribe. This grants you access to premier offers on Virgin Products such as holidays. 

Since 2017, Virgin Care in partnership with Barnardos working together as The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing service have delivered innovative and refreshing health and social care pre-birth to 19 years services to Essex Families. We have developed our own unique approach where our families are at the centre of everything we do and right now, we’re looking for a Healthy Family Team Leader to lead in ensuring the development and effectiveness of their specific multi-disciplinary integrated care teams.


Feel Proud 

As a Healthy Family Support Worker delivering the National Child Measurement Programme you will carry out routine prescribed Public Health screening of school aged children, and promote health and wellbeing activities to school-aged children, their parents, schools and their local communities.   

You will need to be able:-

  • To undertake the School Entry and NCMP screening for a specified group of schools.
  • To work with children, young people and their families, on a one to one or group basis, using a variety of interventions, to identify needs and to achieve positive outcomes.
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers to empower them and to enable them to achieve better outcomes for their children.
  • To work co-operatively with children’s services, health agencies and other community based services, to provide the most effective service for children young people and families.
  • Be based in either Berechurch Family Hub or Sydney Family Hub and work primarily in either the Colchester or Tendring localities, however as part of the NCMP team you will need to be flexible as you will be expected to work across North Essex schools when service demand requires.
  • To contribute to Service development.
  • To apply safeguarding and child protection procedures.
  • The post holder will also deliver group evidence based parenting programmes and provide evidence based family support interventions this will cover a variety of needs to provide early help on a wide range of child and family health/care concerns 
  • The post holder will work closely with colleagues within the Healthy Family Team to ensure families receive timely, specific and appropriate support
  • You will need strong communication and organisation skills, and a flexible approach to ensure you deliver positive experiences to our clients at every stage of their healthcare journey. 
  • You’ll care for our clients and their families in the way that you believe is best, delivering our high service standards, sharing best practice, and actively improving the way we work.
  • Full Driving Licence and access to a personal vehicle 

Feel Inspired 

Our North Essex team recently held a Fun Day, attended by around 180 colleagues including our Quadrant Unicorn! We took part in a number of games and team building activities, along with delivering numerous star awards for practitioners and partners, all nominated either by colleagues and/or by clients. It was sensational to see how colleagues are proud and value each other and overall, was an inspiring afternoon. 

Feel the Difference 

We partner with the NHS to make a real difference to people in Essex and we’re building a working environment where colleagues too can really feel the difference. 

It’s the kind of place where nothing’s too much trouble. Where you’ll feel empowered, listened to, valued and where we’ll support you to bring your best self to work every single day and to deliver high quality care. And that’s just the beginning. 

We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications. Virgin Care Limited, its subsidiary companies and the Virgin Care LLPs are part of the Virgin Group and provide NHS and social care services. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website’s privacy policy. 

As a Disability Confident Committed company, we work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all 

If you’d like to discuss the role further, or request the full job description, please contact Natalie Jones via email: 

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