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Family Health Workers

Job details
Posting date: 13 June 2024
Salary: £25,119 to £27,803 per year
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 25 June 2024
Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Lincolnshire County Council
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 21985


The Children's Health Team are looking for 1 committed Family Health Workers to work within the Health Visiting Team with children aged up to 6. The position available is based in Grantham 22.5hrs.

About the Role

Our Children's Health Team work to support children and young people across Lincolnshire. The Team offer developmental health reviews to the universal case load and delivers individual packages of care to support for example sleep, toileting and behaviour. We work within a variety of settings such as clinics, schools and homes, no two days are the same. This role offers a genuine opportunity to make a positive impact on the children/young people and their family’s lives.

Visits are required so there is an expectation for the successful candidates to be able to travel across the county to meet service need. We provide a comprehensive induction/training package.

What are we looking for?

An understanding of child development and parent education initiatives, such as toilet training, behaviour management, sleep and diet.
An understanding of children’s safeguarding and have a non-judgemental approach to support families and the ability to share and report concerns to your line manager.
An individual who can be proactive and deliver a package of care under the supervision of a Health Visitor. We would welcome staff that have the experience and confidence to deliver group presentations to parents in support of health promotion activities.
Excellent organisational and communication skills, both verbal and written. Good IT skills are essential as all record keeping is completed electronically.
To be able to work in a number of different areas and have the skills to adapt to the needs of the family and child.
To be committed to working collaboratively and in partnership with Early Help and Social Care colleagues to improve outcomes of children and young people, under the supervision of the Health Visitor.
Above all else you need to have a positive "can do" attitude and be passionate about making a difference for the children and young people of Lincolnshire.

We are offering a competitive salary of £25,119 - £27,803, along with a pension, comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and many areas for professional support and development.

If this sounds like the role for you then please read through the full job description to help you with your application, before clicking apply.

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If you would like an open and informal discussion regarding this role then please contact Michelle Amess on

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire County Council 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.

Fluency Duty
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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