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Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Lead Health Visitor

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust is currently recruiting two Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Lead Health Visitors to work in the Kent Health Visiting Service.

The Lead Health Visitor for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health will work in their locality area to provide expert clinical leadership to the Health Visiting Service and multi-disciplinary teams in relation to Perinatal and Infant Mental Health.

The Health Visitors will provide training and support to the service with an emphasis on prevention and identification, early intervention and the promotion of partnership building and positive relationships between parents and infants.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holders will ensure the development and implementation of comprehensive multi-disciplinary care pathways, policies and procedures, working in collaboration with partner services

They will work as part of the local health visiting team to support the wider delivery of the Health Visiting Service.

The Lead Health Visitor will ensure families receive appropriate and up to date information about mental health. It is planned that the role will initiate and lead on the delivery of co-facilitated group interventions, and support the delivery of Emotional Wellbeing Visits in the Health Visiting teams within their locality.

In addition, the post holders will support the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions in each district to enable them to raise the profile of Perinatal and Infant Mental Health and encourage participation and engagement from teams.

NHS AfC: Band 7

  • Main area: Health Visiting
  • Grade: NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours per week
  • Job ref: 846-5724350-EP-A
  • Site: Community
  • Town: Sittingbourne Folkestone
  • Salary: £43,742 – £50,056 per annum / pro rata
  • Salary period: Yearly
  • Closing: 03/01/2024 23:59
  • Interview date: 11/01/2024

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role – please see full details on the link below:

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found below:

For further details / informal visits contact

  • Caroline Potter-Edwards
  • Job title: Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Programme Manager
  • Email address: [email protected]
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