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Job summary

Main area
Community
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
22.5 hours per week (part time hours available)
Job ref
001-ACS144-0522
Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
Woodland House
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
29/05/2022 23:59

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board logo

Senior Health Care Support Worker - Health Visiting

Band 3

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Generic Health Visiting team as a Senior Healthcare Support worker within the commuity of Cardiff and the Vale.  The successful candidate will be part of a team of health visitors, assistant practitioners in providing support and advice to families with children under the age of 5 years.  They will be expected to work independently with families but also as part of the wider team.

A level 3 qualification in childcare is essential for this role, as well as previous experience in a childcare setting.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate  will deliver a range of preventative services for children and their families, with an aim to achieve equity of health outcomes, following the Health Child Wales Pogramme (HCWP) and the Social Services and Wellbeing Act.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is  “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our  vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff  and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • GCSE English and Maths Grades A-C or equivalent Level II qualification.
  • NVQ/QCF Level 3 or equivalent level of knowledge
Desirable criteria
  • Community experience

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with children and young people
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in health visiting

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Wendy Day
Job title
Operational Health Visiting Manager
Email address
wendy.day@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
029 2183 6911
Additional information

Wendy Day

Operational Health Visiting Manager

Tel:  029 2183 6911

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