HV_Info_leaflet - South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Universal Services
Health Visiting in the Community
All communities have a range of services provided not only
by the Trust, but also by the voluntary sector, educational
establishments and local councils. Health Visitors work to
establish, maintain and develop links with these agencies
and promote them in order to support families in their
The Health Visiting Team provides the Healthy Child, Healthy
Future programme to ensure a healthy start for all children and
families (eg immunisations, developmental checks, well baby
Run Group sessions such as breastfeeding support, new parents,
infant massage, weaning and parenting.
They also provide support for parents and access to a wide range
of community resources, services and agencies.
Targeted Services
Health Visitors provide targeted support to families with additional
health needs, such as behaviour management, toileting, sleeping
problems, eating problems, bedwetting to name but a few.
Help and support mothers with postnatal depression and mental
health problems.
Provide advice and support on Child Protection issues and
Domestic Violence
SET are currently recruiting nurses and midwives with 2 or
more years’ experience to train as Health Visitors. For more
information, search for “SCPHN (Health Visiting Option)
Training Posts on www.hscrecruit.com
Health Visiting in South
Eastern HSC Trust
Are you a qualified nurse or midwife? Do
you have two or more years postregistration experience?
Reasons to become a Health Visitor
Every day is different
We want to hear from you! There has never been a better
time to train as a Health Visitor. Apply now for fully funded
training places at the University of Ulster. You will need to
have evidence of current registration with the Nursing and
Midwifery Council.
From home visits to families, running support groups for
parents, and working in collaboration with a range of children’s
agencies and professionals.
In addition to an academic qualification at B Sc (Hons or
Post-Graduate Diploma level, you can expect to gain
hands-on experience in a clinical placement over the
academic year with a specialist Health Visiting Practice
Teacher. You will be paid at a Band 5 level salary during
this course and will gain a specialist public health
You will play a fundamental role in the development and
delivery of the ‘Healthy Child, Healthy Future’ programme,
preventing social exclusion and deprivation, reducing
inequalities and tackling key health priorities such as obesity,
smoking, domestic violence and alcohol abuse.
Taking the lead
High Flyers
This is a job that requires high levels of skill, judgement,
initiative, professional knowledge and leadership. There are
many opportunities to progress in this valued, interesting and
diverse public health career. Salaries range from Agenda for
Change bands 6 to 8, and can lead to career development
posts in management, safeguarding children and further
Become a lead practitioner
If you are interested in children and families and want to make
a difference in people’s lives then Health Visiting is the career
for you.
Supporting You
You will have ongoing support and resources to fulfil this
important role:
Working within a public health team
Access to specialist training as and when
required such as supervision, leadership and
development and the Healthy Child, Healthy
Future programme
The opportunity to develop specialist interests
within the public health field