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Health Visitor

Band 6

Main area
Children's Services
Band 6
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Central Locality
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
24/01/2021 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Mersey Care NHS Trust is seeking to appoint a Health Visitor. 

The posts will be offered at Band 6, with pay point dependent upon previous experience.

There has been on-going work within Liverpool Children's Division to develop a new vision for Health Visiting services. 

We are very positive and excited about the increased investment in workforce and the capacity to energise and transform services. Therefore, applicants must be able to demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with service leads and colleagues to deliver a revitalized health visiting service which ensures that all families are offered a core programme of evidenced based preventative health care with additional support for those who need it as per the Health Visiting Implementation plan.

The successful applicants will be dynamic, highly motivated individuals who possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work autonomously and as a member of the wider children's team. As a Caseload Holder you will be expected to work closely with various stakeholders including GP's, midwives, Children's Centres, specialist services and where appropriate, social care services.

Successful applicants will benefit from a full induction and preceptorship programme where appropriate. Regular clinical and safeguarding supervision will also be provided as will access to relevant internal and external training/development opportunities.

Shortlisting is planned for 25th January 2021

Interviews are planned for 4th February 2021

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lisa McCall 0151-295-3375

Mary Anderton 0151-295-9700