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School Health Practitioner

Job details
Posting date: 11 October 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £24,214 to £30,112 per annum (inc)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 October 2019
Location: Surbiton, KT5 9AL
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 811-MM145

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Summary

SCHOOL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

SCHOOL BASED

AfC Band 5

Up to full-time (37.5 hours) School Term Time Only

This is an exciting opportunity for a practitioner with a health or education qualification and/or relevant practical experience of working with young people, to join the School Health Team. The team delivers on the public health agenda to schools in the Royal Borough of Kingston. They will at times need to be flexible to cover service requirements.

The post holder must have a working understanding of diversity, vulnerability and exclusion and its impact on young people alongside a working knowledge of safeguarding.

Applications will be considered based on applicants’ experience of working with safeguarded children and their families alongside quality knowledge of the key health promotion areas this role sets out to address. These include: RSE (relationships and sex education), drug and substance misuse, obesity and lifestyle, emotional health and wellbeing and resilience.

The successful applicant will be responsible in their allocated schools for supporting safeguarding delivery and delivering targeted interventions with identified groups and individuals addressing key health promotion areas. They will also work to raise awareness of health issues by organising health events in schools and will play a key role in the delivery of elements of the allocated schools’ PSHE curriculum. This will include supporting and raising awareness amongst teaching staff.

The post holder will need to be innovative and motivated with a proven track record of working autonomously and effectively with young people and school or organisational staff and wider multi- disciplinary teams. They will also need good quality knowledge of PSHE curriculums to enable them to review, and write content in the allocated schools.

Your Healthcare CIC formerly part of NHS Kingston is a not for profit social enterprise which puts employees at the centre of the organisation giving them the freedom to make decisions and innovate. This was highlighted in the results of our most recent staff survey and resulted in 92% of staff feeling that it was a great place to work and 97% of staff feeling proud of the services we deliver.

A full UK driving license with access to a vehicle or access to a bicycle is essential and a full DBS check will need to be completed

Some of the benefits of joining us:

  • Remote working solutions: Laptops and mobile phones available for staff

  • NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions/Pension scheme

  • Car bike loan scheme/pooled bikes

  • Clinical supervision and a high quality mentoring package

If you would like to contact us to discuss any aspects of this role please contact:

Jo Reynolds Team Lead School Health : 02082747833 joanna.reynolds@yourhealthcare.org

PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR NHS JOBS ACCOUNT FOR UPDATES ON YOUR APPLICATION IN REGARDS TO THIS VACANCY.

Your Healthcare CIC reserves the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date if a high number of applications are received. If you are interested in this role, please submit your application as soon as possible.

If you are successful at interview, please note we will take up references covering your last 3 years’ work history.

JOB SHARE APPLICANTS WELCOME WITH OR WITHOUT A PARTNER

Your Healthcare CIC, is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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