Assistant Practitioner

  • Part time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • January 27, 2022
  • £22,183 to £25,481 pr

Assistant Practitioner

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Practitioner to join our Public Health Nursing team in Taunton for 22.5 hours per week. The Public Health Nursing service is part of Somerset County Council and supports children from 0-19 years through delivery of the Healthy Child Programme.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

The Public Health Nursing service is comprised of teams of Health Visitors, School Nurses (Specialist Community Public Health Nurses), community staff nurses, and assistant practitioners. The assistant practitioner role works directly with children and families in a range of settings to deliver core and targeted health support and advice on an individual basis or through delivering group sessions.

As an assistant practitioner, you will support the Health visitors in completing holistic assessments of the health and wellbeing of families as well as assessing the ongoing physical, social and emotional development of children. You will also be required to work closely with our Health and Social care colleagues; contributing towards multi-disciplinary work and assessments.

A few things about you

We’re looking for an Assistant Practitioner with the following qualities:

  • Childcare qualification
  • Experience of working with children and families.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Able to demonstrate your dedication to improving the health and wellbeing of children and families
  • Caring, empathetic and friendly

Previous experience working in the community and home visiting is desirable.

Additional information

Applicants must have a full valid driving licence and have access to a car for work. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in line with the Equality Act 2010.

For further details please contact Nickie Paxton, Team Manager-Taunton Public Health Nursing, on 07966306148.

Interview date: 15/02/22. All interviews will be taking place virtually over MS Teams.

Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
• Staff discounts in gyms.
• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

DBS information

This job requires a criminal background check (DBS) via the disclosure procedure.

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Job Overview
  • Salary
    £22,183 to £25,481 pr
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