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Intensive Specialist Home Visiting Health Visitor

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Childrens Services
NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
Up to 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Amber Valley and North East Derbyshire
£32,306 - £39,027 pa, pro rata
Salary period
20/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

DCHS Children's Services have been awarded the contract to deliver an Integrated Intensive Home Visiting Service and has an opportunity for 2 further posts:  0.8 wte in the North East Derbyshire Locality and 0.9 wte in Amber Valley Locality, to provide evidence based intensive home visiting service to vulnerable parents starting from pregnancy.

This role sits at the heart of the 0-5 Children’s Services Team and is integrated within each Locality area with the Health Visiting Teams.

Caseloads will have a maximum of 60 clients to enable development of therapeutic relationships to be made with vulnerable parents and to deliver intensive and tailor made interventions alongside the Healthy Child Programme.

Clinicians working within this intensive pathway will be operationally line managed by the Locality Manager but also receive professional support and supervision from Integrated Intensive Home Visiting Service.

The right candidate will hold the SCPHN qualification in Health Visiting and be a confident V100 prescriber.

You will be a dynamic team player, who is looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to further develop your skills

If you think that you could make a positive impact on the local community, the team and the organisation, then please call us to find out more.                                                                                                       

Main duties of the job

To deliver the Intensive Home Visiting Programme, working with communities and partner agencies, and to deliver the Healthly Child Programme.

Working for our organisation

  • To get the basics right
  • To act with compassion and respect
  • To make a difference
  • To value and develop teamwork
  • To value everyone’s contribution: “everyone matters”

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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The role is responsible for delivering the Intensive Specialist Health Visiting Service within Derbyshire to vulnerable, hard to reach young women and their families from the antenatal period through to 2 years.

Post holders will be required to develop high-level generalist and specialist skills to work within the clinical methods of the structured programme.

ISHVS Health Visitors will be expected to develop therapeutic relationships with clients and work intensively within complex family situations to achieve the expected outcomes of the programme.

This is a demanding specialist role requiring high levels of professional skills and practice and the ability to work as part of a team as well as autonomously.

We suggest that prospective applicants review the job description and person specification for the roles and in addition ask themselves:

Am I …. ?

  • Passionate about making life better for the most disadvantaged children?
  • Someone who sees strengths, not deficits, in people?
  • Keen to have a go and try new things?
  • Ready to follow or be part of an evidence-based programme?
  • Someone who likes to keep learning and stretching themselves?
  • Reflective?
  • Tenacious, persistent and resilient?
  • Self-aware, able to manage difficult conversations and situations?
  • IT literate and able to appreciate the value of research and routine data collection?
  • Able to learn in a variety of ways, including skills practice?
  • Someone with a positive outlook who finds solutions to problems?
  • Prepared to take responsibility for intensive work with vulnerable young clients and families?

If you answer yes to the above please contact: Kate Diamond,  07990 948052,

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RGN, SCPHN HV, V100,
  • Achieved grade and one year post qualifying year experperience
Desirable criteria
  • Mentor qualification

NMC registration

Essential criteria
  • NMC registration
  • Experienced Health Visitor
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kate Diamond
Job title
ISIHVS Service Lead
Email address
Telephone number
07990 948052

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Hospital Peter McCarthy Suite
Whitecotes Lane
S40 3HW
07917 464054 / 01332 564856, option 1, option 1