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School Health Specialist Clinical Lead - SEND

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2115
  • Published: Thu 01/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 13/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

School Health Specialist Clinical Lead – SEND

£46,857 - £49,890 inclusive of the high cost area supplement - LBN P05 equivalent to AfC Band 7

This post may attract a market supplement to facilitate salary alignment with current equivalent AfC pay grade if applicable.

About us

Newham is an incredibly diverse borough with a very young population and is experiencing considerable regeneration as part of the Olympic legacy. There are over 86,000 children and young people in Newham and we want each of them to have the same life chances as young people in other parts of London.

This post is directly employed by the London Borough of Newham, who was the first London borough to offer a fully integrated 0-19 health and social care service after we assumed direct responsibility for providing School Nursing services, Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership in 2017. Therefore our CYPS directorate will be delivering the 0-19 Healthy Child programme through the Childrens Health Service.

We have a stable and permanent management team in the Childrens Health Service and are now recruiting to this Specialist Clinical Leader post within our School Nursing Service.

Newham 0-19 health service have a continual commitment, working towards improving the lives of Children and Young People in the Borough. Please see below links for various health education films the service has produced with the support, and showcasing our Super Star Service users.



The Children's Health 0-19 service had their CQC inspection in 2021 and rated Good in all areas.

The Job

The role will support Children and Young People to achieve a continuum of education provision and reduce the complexities of social, emotional, communication and behavioural difficulties on educational attainment. To develop and manage a defined caseload by means of identification, referrals, assessment and evaluation of health needs and implement Public Health strategies in partnership with multi agencies within the localities.

​The successful candidate will have the leadership skills required to manage a team of specialist community practitioners, registered nurses, and organise team workload. To also be responsible for providing Health promotion and protection packages of care to a defined caseload of children and young people 5 - 25 years, (in line with the refreshed HCP 2021) attending Independent Schools, Sixth form colleges service for children with complex medical needs and children who receive Home Tuition to reduce health inequalities within this cohort of children and young people.

Further information regarding the role can be found in the job description.

The candidate will:

  • Be a registered Nurse
  • Have a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Qualification - School Nurse
  • Hold a current NMC registration
  • Have a BSC/ Post graduate degree or equivalent
  • Have a ENB 998/997 or recognised teaching qualification
  • Be able to assess effectively, manage risk and plan in an outcome focused way.
  • Be confident in delivering and willing to improve upon effective direct work interventions with families.
  • Remain focused on your own continuous professional development.
  • Strive to share learning and collaborate with practitioners and multi-agency partners to achieve outcomes for children and their families.
  • Be IT literate e.g. using clinical systems, word processing, email and internet use.

Our offer -

We recognise that delivery of quality services to the community depends on a healthy, well-motivated workforce, we are therefore able to offer;

  • Genuine management support: Low supervisor/supervisee ratios. Employee wellbeing programmes. HEART values and behaviours.
  • Money matters: Flexible starting salary within the allocated grade for the right candidates. Subsidised leisure passes. Generous local government annual leave allowance. Pension scheme. Continued access to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) for health professionals who satisfy the NHS Pension scheme criteria. NHS continuous service recognised.
  • Learning & Development: Support to take up advanced clinical training and wider workforce development package to enhance your skills. Clear competency and career progression framework. Access to smart technology.

Please view School Health Specialist Clinical lead jd

Closing date 11.12.22


For further information, please contact ChildrensHealth.Recruitment@newham.gov.uk

Please note shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email within two-four weeks of the advert closing date, so please ensure you check your inbox and junk folders. Whilst affected by COVID-19, interviews may be facilitated by video, using Zoom or MS Teams.

Previous candidates need not apply

Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsi

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2115
  • Published: Thu 01/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 13/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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