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DBS3487 Public Health Assistant

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
12/02/2019
Advert End Date:
25/02/2019 23:59
Salary:
£18,672 - £19,819pa pro rata where applicable
Job Category:
Health
Vacancy ID:
183998
Employment Location:
Any location in North Tyneside

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Feb


Further information

North Tyneside Council is seeking to recruit Public Health Assistants to work within the 0-19 Children’s Public Health Service. The service is based in four locality based integrated teams across the borough.

North Tyneside is a vibrant borough; it is a great place to live and work and has excellent schools.

North Tyneside Council is one of the largest employers in the area and is committed to staff wellbeing and welfare. The Council holds the Better Health at Work Award which recognises the efforts of employers in the North East in helping to address health issues in the workplace.

The 0-19 Children’s Public Health Service has been integrated into the Council since April 2017 and a CQC inspection in March 2018 recognised areas of outstanding practice.

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join the 0-19 Children’s Public Health Service. The successful applicants will join a skill mix team of Health Visitors, Public Health School Nurses and support staff. They will assist the team in delivering a range services to improve health outcomes for children and families including administrative work relating to the delivery of these services and the Healthy Child Programme.

Duties will include assistance with the delivery of the National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP) within primary schools in North Tyneside and helping to promote healthy lifestyles for families at health events, in schools and community venues.

The post holder must be aware of safeguarding policy and procedures and understand the importance of escalating concerns to minimise risk to children.

Support and supervision will be given to assist you in carrying out your duties and to ensure you maintain professional development.

Essential criteria:
GCSE Maths and English or equivalent. Proven ability to work as part of a team
Able to plan and organise own workload. Experience of working with children and families. Able to communicate effectively with local families in diverse communities. To meet the travel requirements of the post.

There are various hours available and this post would be suitable for job share.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Veronica Hetherington or Jo Connolly 0-19 Children’s Public Health Service North Tyneside Council on 07967141076/07813763630

Please be advised that this position will require an enhanced check from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

North Tyneside 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.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

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