Health Visitor - Thame and Henley
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Thame and Henley, UK
5d ago

How would you like to work as part of a high performing Health Visiting Service where health visitors still deliver all 5 of the core contacts as part of the Healthy Child Programme?

If so then come and join us at Oxford Health where we really value and celebrate the role of health visitors!

We are currently looking to appoint Band 6 Health Visitors in the Thame and Henley Locality.

In addition to our universal offer, we have many exciting and rewarding features within our service.

A few examples include health visitors still being able to undertake listening visits as well as leading on the delivery of perinatal mental health support groups, a teenage pathway led by health visitors working closely with our Family Nurse Partnership Team, breast feeding champions who ensure we achieved BFI stage 3 and strive to maintain the high standard of breastfeeding support we offer.

You will be leading the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme as part of a team that includes Nursery Nurses, Community Staff Nurses and Administrative Support Workers, with additional support from experienced Locality Team Leaders.

We offer an exceptional and robust package of training, mentorship, and supervision.

We would welcome applications from experienced and newly qualified Health Visitors.

Full-time and part-time hours available.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include :

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study.
  • Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services.
  • This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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