Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.
Achieving for Children has been up and running for four years, and in that time, we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.
Fixed term one year (12-month) full time contract in order to undertake a BSc/PGDip Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) course (Health Visiting) starting in February 2022. Sponsorship will cover university fees and the equivalent of an entry level Band 5 Agenda for Change salary with a local government pension.
Support in your application to undertake the SCPHN degree course at level 6 (undergraduate degree) or level 7 (post-graduate degree level) studies. Please note that your post as a Student Health Visitor (HV) with AfC is contingent upon successful acceptance for a place on the SCPHN course.
You work as a Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) within the community as a member of the Health Visiting Team.
Successful completion of the 12-month course will lead to an NMC recordable qualification and eligibility to apply for a post as a Health Visitor.
- You will be supported daily by a practise supervisor and a practice assessor will oversee your competencies. There will be a link tutor form the university.
- You will work with the University Academic Tutor responsible for overseeing progress and to engage in the use of web-based learning facilities provided by the university.
- You will attend practice placement on days designated by the university (including consolidated practice and an alternative practice placement).
- You will attend taught classes and other days as designated by the university timetable (including those for student effort).
- You will meet regulations laid down by the university.
- You will work in accordance with the NMC Code of professional practice and maintain legible, accurate and contemporaneous records.
- Take full advantage of the opportunities offered whilst in a practice placement to underpin the theoretical knowledge gained whilst in the educational setting.
- Seek out additional learning opportunities available in the community under the guidance of the Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor.
- Participate in staff training and induction programmes including attendance at mandatory training sessions as required by AfC.
- You will work in accordance with Achieving for Children’s policies and procedures.
Achieving for Children have Fixed Start Dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.
Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.
Closing date: 15 August 2021
Interview date: 2 September 2021