In this post you will be providing direct support to children with complex disabilities and their families in a range of settings: in their homes, in the community, and in liaison with their short breaks setting, their school and mental health services. You will also proactively contribute toward the team around the child, including safeguarding children's welfare and increasing their quality of life.
You will be part of a well-estabilshed project, commissioned by the NCL supporting families who are part of the Transforming Care cohort. The Transforming Care Prevention and Support Service will operate across two patches; Islington, Haringey and Camden, and Barnet and Enfield, this post is in Barnet.
We are looking for someone with passion and drive to support families of children with Autistic spectrum disorder and or learning disability and we would like to hear from anyone who feels they can help improve young peoples lives.
Main duties of the job
The NHS Long Term Plan contains a key commitment that 'by 2023/24 children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both with the most complex needs will have a designated keyworker, implementing the recommendation made by Dame Christine Lenehan.
The Keyworker service will initially focus on children and young people in Tier 4 who are at the point of discharge, then address those at highest risk of crisis/Tier 4 placement/family breakdown to prevent admission. Keyworkers will:
Please note interviews will take place on 29 March 2022.
- Work with the family and the team around the child to ensure coproduction and planning with the young person and their family
- Stay with the young person/family through discharge, and back in the community.
- Ensure that the young person and family's voice is being heard, for example using person
- Be a 'touch point' for any concerns the family has
- Support the family to navigate the system and access to support and services.
- For more information please contact Jeanne Faulet-Ekpitini ( 0208 702 3400 )or Tina Read ( 0208 702 4500)
BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19
Job description Job responsibilities
Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- RMN's, LD Nurse or Social Worker
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE Essential
- Minimum Band 5 level (or equivalent) professionally registered practitioner, such as Learning Disability Nurse (RNLD), Mental Health Nurse (RMN), Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), Mental Health Social Worker (SW), Occupational Therapist (OT), Speech & Language Therapist (SLT). Or Experienced senior assistant psychologists, therapeutic/community workers or SEN staff, with a professional qualification in health, social care or education to level NVQ / HNC level 3 (or equivalent) or the ability to complete a relevant qualification evidenced by educational history and professional development.
- Experience of direct work with children and young people, or adults, in the context of learning disabilities and/or autism who are in crisis, with associated health, education and care needs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITY Essential
- The ability to work flexibly and responsively to provide support when children, young people, families/carers need it most, which may include early morning, evenings and weekends as required.
- Some knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance, government policy and research in relation to children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism and an ability to apply that knowledge in an operational setting.
COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES Essential
- Ability to adhere to equal opportunities.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Essential
- This post requires an enhanced level of Data Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure.
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