Health Visitor for Children’s Community Services

Are you a passionate Nurse who became a Health Visitor to help our children?

This is a challenging yet rewarding role where you make a real difference to our society. So many children rely on your expertise, compassion and determination to make their life safer.

At Med-Co we are also passionate about the wellbeing of children and are engaged in recruiting top Health Visitors.

We are currently looking for 2 x Health Visitors Band 6 for Children’s Community Services in Essex.

Dates: Start ASAP – end of May, Monday to Friday – no weekends

Responsibilities:

  • Providing health advice and health education programmes
  • Undertaking developmental assessments of babies and children
  • Helping people come to terms with issues such as postnatal depression establishing and addressing key health needs
  • Referral to and liaison with other relevant organisations
  • Assessing parenting skills and children’s home situations, and offering parents any further support that may be needed
  • Working with other professionals such as social workers, GPs and school nurses

Experience Requirements:

  • Working closely with other key workers, partners and services, such as Children Services, School Nursing, Family First
  • Ability to address sensitive issues in a clear and supportive manner
  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Signposting and referring to other services
  • System One (patient management system) experience.

Entry requirements & training:

  • Need to be a registered midwife, adult, child mental health or learning disability nurse
  • Completed a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing / Health Visiting course
  • Up to date knowledge of the current national recommendations and public health agenda including the Healthy Child Programme
  • Sound knowledge and experience of safeguarding children

For more information call 01792 224224 or email apply@med-co.com

Sectors: Community
Locations: South East
Occupations: Nurse - RGN

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