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Designated Keyworker Development Officer (18-25 year olds)

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Ensure co-production and co-design with parent carers, Children and Young People (CYP) and Adults who have a learning disability and/or autism as well as colleagues across agencies.
  • Work closely with the Dynamic Support Register (DSR) leads in each of the Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs), allowing for a comprehensive overview of Lancashire & South Cumbria children and young people and adults.
  • Improve the use of the ICP DSR for the recording and tracking of CYP to ensure organisations can co-ordinate their support for the CYP and family effectively.
  • Identify the teams around the person to understand where they are supported by the keyworking functions.
  • Undertake quality assurance with spot audits of cases to understand the effectiveness of the delivery of the keyworking competencies.
  • Identify who is best placed to contribute to the key working functions.
  • Where necessary support families directly through embedded processes such as Local Area Emergency Protocol (LAEPs) and Care, Education and Treatment Reviews (CETRs).
  • Be there for families, becoming advocates on their behalf where necessary ensuring the families aspirations for their young person are addressed in plans for support.
  • Be key in supporting the development and the delivery of the Key Worker Function training
  • Exercise accountability and responsibility using skills, knowledge and expertise in changing environments, across agency boundaries and in unfamiliar situations

Main duties of the job

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust are pleased to be recruiting to the Keyworker Team, who play an integral role for children, young people and adults with ASD and learning difficulties who are in crisis.

The Keyworker Team provides a multi-agency approach to support children, young people, adults and families/carers. It is a co-ordinated, person-centred and outcome-focused approach to planning and support where children, young people, adults and families/carers require additional and sometimes complex support. The Designated Keyworker is in high demand, with each Keyworker managing a caseload.

As an LSCFT team, we work across Lancashire, Blackpool and Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay, South Cumbria and Blackburn with Darwin.

Applicants should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well autonomously and as part of a team.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Educated to Degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of qualification or significant equivalent previous proven lived experience.



  • Experience of working with children/adults who have complex needs and their families.
  • Lived experience of interfacing with statutory and non-statutory agencies.
  • Experience of multi-agency working.



  • Knowledge of systems and processes
  • Understanding of statutory requirements for children, young people and adults across the various agencies including education, health and social care.
  • An understanding of the barriers and challenges parents may face when trying to support the needs of their child.
  • An ability to use initiative creatively when working independently with families. An ability to work collaboratively with families who may be at risk, to identify their support needs, plan, implement and monitor emotional and practical support to them.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


351 L7F9 A3885 Key Worker

Greenbank Day Centre, Ripon Street



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