Lincolnshire County Council has an exciting opportunity for a Practice Supervisor to lead and manage the West Lindsey East Children's Health Team.
We are looking for a practitioner who is dynamic and forward thinking with experience and expert knowledge in the delivery of the healthy child programme,. The practitioner should be confident and competent and have the ability to manage and implement change.
Our Children's 0-19 Health Service includes the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme by Health Visitors, Children and Young People's Nurses and Family Health Workers. The revised Healthy Child Programme is Public Health Nurse led and we are seeking interest from those who have a vision of how the changes can be applied in practice to ensure impact and secure improved outcomes.
Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we believe that children, young people and families deserve outstanding care. We aspire to become a fully integrated Children's Services Team, at the forefront of innovation. Our journey has commenced but we need dynamic and forward thinking people to help us further embed successes and actively continue to improve and innovate.
Who are we looking for?
The successful candidate will need to hold current registration with NMC and be a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse with an active mentor status and /or supervision qualification.
Promoting and developing integrated approaches to care is integral to the role. The ideal candidate will work alongside and support integration with our wider Children's Services colleagues in Social Care, Early Help and Early Years, to ensure the population in Lincolnshire receive timely and appropriate intervention from the most appropriate source.
You will need to provide evidence of both experience and expert knowledge of the priorities within Public Health agendas, with specific insight into the needs and key priorities for families residing within Lincolnshire.
You need to be confident and competent in both children's and adult's safeguarding legislation, practice and procedures in order to actively engage in multi-agency meetings, discussions and escalation of safeguarding concerns. You will provide safeguarding supervision to your staff therefore previous experience in this field would be beneficial.
We are looking for a practitioner who has an understanding of clinical governance and must be able to articulate how they apply processes and practices, which evidence how their staff and the organisation meet the requirements to be safe, caring, responsive, effective and well led. You must be able to identify any deficit in these domains and provide support to make improvements. This will require an ability to think analytically, fact find to enable reporting and timely escalation.
As a Practice Supervisor you will demonstrate the ability to manage and implement change sensitively, using a distributive leadership style. We are seeking someone who utilises a restorative approach which promotes a shared vision of service priorities within the organisation.
If this sounds like the next step in your career, then please review the full Job Description, to ensure that you can meet the essential criteria. This will support you to complete the best application possible.
For a confidential and informal discussion about the role, please contact Dawn Waring, Children's Health Locality Manager on 07741 606055.
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire County 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.
We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.