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East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Safeguarding Health Practitioner

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£43,742 to £50,056

Posted Date

10 April 2024

East Sussex

Closing Date

17 April 2024

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Specialist Community Public Health Nurse to be co located within East Sussex County Council Children's Social Care Duty and Assessment Team, providing expert health advice, support and interventions within the safeguarding children arena.

As part of this role you will use your knowledge and expertise around child development and public health to work with families and social care colleagues informing pre-birth assessments and providing specialist health promotion and advice. You will have a confident understanding of the types of abuse children may experience and can evidence significant experience of working with children and families within safeguarding and child protection processes.

You will work autonomously, contributing towards complex assessments including providing chronologies as required, supporting understanding and management of risk such as Fabricated or Induced Illness, chronic neglect and growth issues. The successful candidate will participate in multi-agency meetings and decision making, working collaboratively with other agencies providing specialist health information as appropriate. You will also receive further training to support undertaking drug screening in liaison with SWIFT to support broader assessment and planning.

The role includes supporting with the development and delivery of training programmes within the wider safeguarding team and across the Safeguarding Children Partnership.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available from only £30 a year.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

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