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On behalf of the NHS, Essex County Council and WECCG, HCRG Care Group and Barnardo’s are commissioned to provide a range of children, young people and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery.
Within West Essex we also deliver the Children’s Community Specialist Health Services including Children’s Community Nursing, Children’s Therapies and Community Paediatrics.
The service, known as the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service, focusses on ensuring that everyone in Essex has the best possible start in life through meeting the identified needs of children, young people and their families.
Our services are offered across Essex from the Antenatal period up until a young person turns 19 or 25 for those with Special Educational Needs. We are located within the community delivering outcome based support to families within their homes, schools or at one of our Family Hubs and Delivery Sites.
We are striving to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for children and families in the community, for the community, with the community.
As a School Nurse within the Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service you’ll join a team who are focused on clinical excellence and who recently received a “Good” CQC rating.Package Description
You will feel valued as a Band 5 School Nurse with HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:
As a School Nurse, you’ll join a Healthy Family Team who are focused on clinical excellence. Your days will be rewarding and varied and include offering support to children and families and empowering them to reach their full potential.
There is a Healthy Family Team located within every District of Essex and is made up of a Multi-disciplinary team, including Health Visitors, School Nurses, Family Wellbeing Nurses and additional colleagues who work together to provide family support.
As a School Nurse, you will work alongside SCPHN School Nurses and be responsible for the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme, including assessment of health needs, development, implementation, and evaluation of packages of care. You will work as a team to offer every family a universal School Nursing services to support aspects of a child/Young person’s development and health from Transition into School up to the age of 19 (25 for SEND).
You will provide leadership and act as positive role model by supporting colleagues and demonstrating excellent standards of care.
You will undertake mentorship responsibilities for pre-registration students whilst on placement within the service and provide preceptorship to support new staff members. You will be supported to do this by our Practice Education team. SCPHN training is available after 1 year in post.
Regular safeguarding supervision will be provided along with opportunities for continued professional development.The Ideal Candidate
You will have a nursing qualification and experience of working with children and young people, along with a passion and drive to help ensure that children have the best possible start in life.
A comprehensive induction programme is provided by our dedicated Practice Education Team. Applications from newly qualified Nurses looking to start their career in a community setting will be considered.
You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel.
You will have a valid UK driving licence and have access to a car for work use.About The Company
We change lives by transforming health and care.
Established in 2006 by our Chief Executive Dr Vivienne McVey and like-minded colleagues, we are one of the UK’s leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services.
From around 500 locations across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year – guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.
We’re committed to equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply. We reserve the right to cease any advertising prior to the published closing date for a role that receives a high number of applications.
As a Disability Confident Committed company, we work in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all.
HCRG Care Group is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our services.
From 11 November 21, as a result of new legislation, anyone over the age of 18 who enters a Care Home as part of their job must have had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccination or hold a valid medical exemption. As part of our pre-employment process we will therefore ask you to provide:
* proof of your vaccination status via the NHS Covid Pass (either electronically or via the PDF)
* A signed copy of the temporary medical exemption form. Further details about the legislation can be found on the government website.