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Healthy Child Programme Support Worker

Job Description

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of mental health, learning disabilities and community health services for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

A new opportunity has arisen to join the Melton and Rutland 0-19 Healthy Child Programme Team based at Melton Hospital.

We would love to meet you if you feel you are enthusiastic and self-motivated and have significant experience of working with children/ young people in different settings You'll also need to have a Level 3 qualification such as CACHE Level 3 certificate in Children’s Care, Learning & Development or NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development.

You'll be responsible for planning and delivering a range of public health activities including:

  • • Post Natal group
  • • Maternal mental health – walking groups/exercise • Home safety /Accident prevention
  • • Oral health
  • • Family Health week
  • • Health promotion with nurseries
  • • Health promotion with two army bases
  • • Health promotion in schools
  • • Resource collecting
  • • Parents evenings
  • • Displays in Children's Centre’s / GP surgeries/ schools
  • • Health promotion at 2 year group contact
  • • Home safety and accident prevention
  • • To assist with the compilation and updating of school public health profiles

You will also support children and families:

  • • Promote breastfeeding by working with peer supporters and offering advice to breastfeeding mothers
  • • Promote healthy growth and obesity prevention in group settings and delegated 1-2-1 follow up advice
  • • Deliver pre-planned parent seminars such as: • 4 month groups
  • • Healthy Bladder and Bowels
  • • Behaviour
  • • Antenatal Bumps to Babies
  • • Young people’s group sessions

• Contribute to, organise and implement delegated aspects of the child health promotion programme both within child health clinics/school and within the client’s own home, such as:

  • To support and assist with the NCMP within school settings.
  • To liaise with the Public health team to ensure that this is delivered in a timely and efficient manner

You will need excellent IT and admin skills and be able to work in a quickly changing environment. You will need to be self-motivated and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

We will undertake an Enhanced DBS with Both Barred Lists Check. For further information please contact Louise Martin on  ( Phone number removed ) 

We offer a generous benefits package which includes for our substantive staff:

  • Annual Leave— 27-33 days plus 8 bank holidays
  • Up to 143% employer contribution to your pension
  • Health and wellbeing benefits
  • Salary sacrifice schemes
  • Recognition schemes
  • Discount offers

Further details of these benefits and other important information about the application process and working for us is contained in the documents linked to the right of our advert. Staff on other types of contract can access some of the above- please check you understand what is available in the role you are applying to.

To make the most of your application, we may on occasion consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial cost, and it will then be deducted from the individual’s salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS community, and meet the essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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