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Student Health Visitor

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Achieving for Children (RBWM)

£22,325 pa

Achieving for Children


Full Time

37 hours per week • Fixed term contract for 12 months • Start date: February 2019.


30/09/2018 at 23:59 PM


Achieving for Children (RBWM)

Vacancy Description

We are looking for a Student Health Visitor to join our team at a time of exciting and positive change.

As Student Health Visitor for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:

  • Taking full advantage of the opportunities offered whilst in a practice placement to underpin the theoretical knowledge gained whilst in the educational setting.
  • Seeking out additional learning opportunities available in the community under the guidance of the Practice Mentor/Practice Teacher.
  • Taking responsibility for identifying own learning needs and seek help at the earliest opportunity if learning support is required.
  • Demonstrating the achievement of competencies necessary to practice as a Student SCPHN by completion of the Proficiency Based Portfolio.
  • Studying for and achieve the BSc/MSc in Public Health Practice.
  • Participating in staff training and induction programmes including attendance at mandatory training sessions as required by AfC.
  • Undertaking any training necessary as identified.
  • Taking part in clinical supervision.
  • Keeping an accurate diary which reflects daily work and mileage.

Main roles:

  • To be aware of and work in accordance with Achieving for Children’s policies and procedures.
  • To work as a Student SCPHN within the community as a member of a Health Visiting.
  • To work under the guidance of a Practice Teacher and/or Practice Mentor.
  • To work with the academic tutor responsible for overseeing progress and engage in the use of web based learning facilities provided by the University.
  • To attend regular supervisory meetings to reflect on practice.
  • To attend practice placement on days designated by the university (including consolidated practice).
  • To attend taught and other days as designated by the university timetable (including those for student effort).
  • To meet regulations laid down by the university.
  • To assess child protection concerns in relation to children and young people, to discuss these concerns with colleagues and to take appropriate action in line with LSCB Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures. This can include decisions to breach confidentiality where this is in the best interest of the child or young person. To support the child, young person and family through this process and to ensure that they are kept informed at all times. To actively participate in child protection supervision.
  • To work in accordance with the NMC code of professional practice and maintain legible, accurate and contemporaneous records.


The post-holder should recognise the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate with other team members.
  • Communicate with patients and carers as required.
  • Recognise people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.

Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services.

We have been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

To be Student Health Visitor for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points

  • Communicates openly, honestly and professionally, and actively promotes team working and building strong working relationships.
  • RGN/RMH/RMW/ Dip HE (Child/adult/Learning disabilities).
  • NMC registration.
  • Evidence of recent continuing professional development.
  • Post Registration experience.
  • Community experience or other experience relevant to Health Visiting/School Nursing.
  • Experience of data entry.
  • Experience of working in the NHS.
  • Experience of working with change.

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Jo McDonnell for an informal discussion.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

Closing date: 30 September 2018

Interviews: w/c 8 October 2018

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