Student Health Visitor

Posted 02/05/2024 by Suffolk County Council

Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom

We are looking for a Student Health Visitor to join the team. The role is based in various locations. You will join us on a full time, Fixed Term Contract or Secondment. You will earn a competitive salary of £34,834 per annum 

When you join the Suffolk 0-19 Healthy Child Service as a Student Health Visitor, we will support your development from the start. We will help you to play to your strengths, diversify your skills and build an influential and impactful career. With a variety of career paths and learning opportunities to explore, if you are motivated and passionate there’s no limit to how far your ambition could take you.  

Reimagine the possibilities. 

Your Student Health Visitor role:

We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity to undertake the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Training (SCPHN) to become a qualified Health Visitor

As a registered Nurse or Midwife, you can apply to undertake the Health Visiting SCPHN training at postgraduate level via Anglia Ruskin University at either their Chelmsford or Cambridge Campus. 

This is a demanding but fascinating and rewarding 1-year full-time programme that requires academic and practice assessments to be undertaken.

You will need to be self-motivated, solution-focused and a strong team player who is to committed to delivering high-quality public health services for children and their families to support their best outcomes in collaboration with other professionals.

Recruitment for the course is in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University.

Upon successful qualification, you will apply for Grade 6 Health Visitor vacancies within Suffolk County Council.

Responsibilities as our Student Health Visitor:

You will undertake specialist practitioner training in order to develop the knowledge and skills required to function safely and effectively as a Health Visitor through the support, education and guidance of the education establishment and your clinical Practice Supervisor and Assessor.

You will be required to attend all education sessions at the University, complete all necessary assignments and reports and hours in clinical practice. Some theoretical teaching will be delivered online and some will be on campus.    

What we're looking for in our Student Health Visitor:

  • Registered Nurse (Part 1, level 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). 
  • Student Health Visitor or Midwife on an approved training course.
  • academic capability to study at level seven. Therefore, shortlisted applicants will be asked to deliver a ten-minute presentation detailing an aspect of practice at their interview. This presentation will be graded using the bespoke SCPHN level 7 marking criteria and this will be an integral component of assessing suitability for the course
  • an interest and awareness of the key Public Health issues for children, their families, and local communities
  • experience with children and their families
  • a passion for supporting the best outcomes for children and their families. 

The team

Suffolk’s Health and Family Hub services (0-19) for parents/carers, children, and young people focus on prevention and early intervention to support children, young people, and their families to achieve their best outcomes. Health Visitors lead the Healthy Child Programme for children 0-5 years of age which provides a universal and targeted service tailored to the individual needs of the families in our care.

Benefits you'll receive as our Student Health Visitor:

  • up to 29 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata), plus UK bank holidays and two paid volunteering days
  • membership of a competitive Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • travel, lifestyle, health and wellbeing benefits
  • performance-related annual pay progression, in addition to an annual cost-of-living pay increase
  • training and encouragement to expand your knowledge
  • a variety of career development opportunities across our organisation
  • diverse and active staff networks
  • flexible working options, with the right to request flexible working from your first day
  • plus more!

Closing date:? 11.30pm, 19 May 2024.

Interview dates:  3, 4 or 10 June 2024.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this Student Health Visitor role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. 

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