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Health Visitor

Band 6

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Health Visitor
Band 6
Full and Part time - up to 37.5 hours per week
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South Ockendon Health Centre
South Ockendon, Thurrock
£28,050 - £36,644 p.a. pro rata (plus HCAS)
22/02/2019 23:59

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.

We are looking for a highly motivated Health Visitors to develop and deliver universal and early intervention services for children aged 0-5 and their families using an integrated model of working across professional and organisational boundaries

• Based in Thurrock, the post holder will be part of a multidisciplinary 0-19 skill mix team within working within a corporate case load in a defined geographical area..

We will accept applications from students completing SCPHN training in December 2018.

The main responsibilities of the post:

• To promote good team working through the use of excellent communication skills, in order that team objectives are understood and achieved. To promote integrated working across universal and early intervention services.

• To support service development, standard setting, clinical audit and benchmarking, deliver a high quality, needs-led, safe and effective service to all client groups.

• To develop and deliver collaborative working arrangements with Children’s Centres and schools that support healthy outcomes for children, young people and their families, and facilitate partnership working across Children’s Centres, schools and other partner organisations. 

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).


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

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £1,000 to a maximum of £1,733).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name: Jackie Woodroffe
Job Title: Operational lead

Telephone number: 07535641881
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