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LD/ASD Keyworker

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Band 6 Children's and Young Persons Keyworker within the North Central London CAMHS Children's and Young Persons Keyworker Service based across the boroughs of Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey.

If you are interested and have a background in any of the following, e.g., Social Worker, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Speech & Language Therapist, Psychological Therapist, Youth Worker,

Experienced Assistant Psychologists, Therapeutic/Community Workers, Special Educational Needs (SEN) staff, with a professional qualification in Health, Social Care or Education to level NVQ/HNC level 3 (or equivalent) or have the ability to complete a relevant qualification evidenced by educational history and professional development, and have experience of providing navigational support and expertise, then please apply.

Main duties of the job

1. To be a key point of contact for families/carers allocated to you, identifying gaps in their support and enabling the system to work together to bridge those gaps.

2. Where required, to provide high quality, direct support to the children and young people with complex needs and their families/carers when they need it most.

3. To work closely with Tier 4 providers, local CAMHS providers (including crisis teams), social care and education to ensure that the system is working in a coordinated and joined up way for the young person and their family/carers and helping to reduce any blockages to accessing that support.

4. Facilitate the provision and implementation of tailored behavioural and emotional support to help a child or young person and their families/carers develop skills for progress and self-management to meet their agreed goals and outcomes.

5. Communicate clearly with the child, young person and their family/carer to help them understand and navigate the system.

6. To work within and contribute to, detailed risk assessments for the young people To ensure children and young people you support have the opportunity to make choices, develop their independence skills and access a range of positive activities both in the centre and in the community.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people.We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity, and inclusion one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe places for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes, and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION & PERSON SPECIFICATION

Job Title: LD and Autism Keyworker

Band: NHS Band 6 WTE (�40,701- �48,054)

Department: Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey CAMHS

Location and mobility: Your normal place of work will be at St Anns Hospital Haringey. However, you may be required to work at any other location of the Trusts interests, including travelling to appropriate meetings, outside of the borough, as required.

Accountable to: LD/ASD Keyworker Service Manager

Responsible to: Keyworker Service Manager, CAMHS Service Managers (divisional) Trust Wide CAMHS Lead.

Responsible for: Agreed caseload.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Barnet CAMHS Teams

Haringey CAMHS Teams

Enfield CAMHS Teams

External: North Middlesex General Hospital Employees

NCL Out of Hours Nursing Team

Barnet General Hospital Employees

Whittington Hospital Employees

Tier 4 units

Agencies responsible for children, young people and their families

Wider Child Health Community and Acute services

Childrens local authority partners

A range of voluntary sector partners

Clinical and Professional Leads

London Ambulance Services

24-7 Crisis Line operators

NCEL Bed Management Teams

Staff in CAMHS services in Camden and Islington

This is a substantive service, targeting intensive interventions at children and young people who are part of the LD & Autism cohort. The aim is to keep children/young people in the community, to prevent avoidable admissions to Tier 4 inpatient mental health services and 52-week residential placements, and to support young people in this cohort to be discharged from Tier 4 services and be supported back into the community.

You will provide high quality support to the children and young people and their families/carers, working as part of a team to help unblock the system, provide a bridge across different parts of the system including health, education, and social care, and be a key point of contact for families/carers who are part of the LD & Autism Programme. In addition, you will work with other professionals across the system to directly support families/carers across various settings to support the young person to remain in the community.

Job Summary:

The Keyworker is part of the NHS long term plan. The vision is for all children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to have a designated key worker by end 2023/24. Initially the priority will be for all children and young people currently in hospital to have a key worker, then for children and young people who are at risk of going into hospital (red/amber on the Dynamic Support Registers), and with evaluation of the pilot, the aim will be to develop a Keyworking service for all children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism by end 2023/24.

The 0-18 years Keyworker model aims to support reduction of the number of children in crisis and Tier 4 admissions, support timely assessments/formulations, provide children and families with the support that they need at the right time, improve transitions and quality of life, resulting in happy children and parents.

A key function will be to empower families and support them with navigating barriers across multiple services and organisations to effectively access the right support from the system. Our Keyworking model is about a set of functions introduced to the system via the Keyworking role, in addition to the current roles in place to support children, young people and their families. The Keyworking function will dynamically connect the system, coordinating care systemically to maximise local resources and work more effectively with families.

Each CYP will have a dedicated keyworker as their navigator, however they can access support from any co-ordinator at any one given time to link a Keyworkers particular area of expertise with CYP needs. We recognise that our keyworkers need to be experienced to be effective in this pivotal role. We will recruit Keyworkers across social care, NHS, voluntary sectors, and experts by experience, making allowance for Local Authority and NHS working terms and conditions to be continued where applicable. Combined Health Care wish to attract a breadth of experience and relevant qualities, passion, and vision. The Keyworker will join a Professional Lead Keyworker, will work outside of the constraints of individual services (such as eligibility criteria), and have access to the CYPs records across Social Care, Health, and Education, to achieve positive outcomes for children, young people, and their families.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Job Title:LD and Autism Key Worker

Band: NHS Band 6 WTE Permanent Post

Department: Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey CAMHS

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

A/I

E1

Minimum Band 6 level (or equivalent), 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 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.

A

E2

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.

A/I

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITY

E3

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.

A/I

E4

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.

A/I

E5

An awareness of the risks associated with neurodevelopmental differences and social, emotional and mental health needs, with the ability to use this knowledge to safeguard the children and young people in your care to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons in your care, respond to and report any concerns about the welfare of a child promptly in line with local guidance on safeguarding children.

A/I

E6

The ability to provide structured support, deliver positive activities and ensure the achievement of agreed individual outcomes.

A/I

E7

Ability to work therapeutically within and contribute to multi-agency risk assessments for children and young people with complex needs, including risks associated with behaviours of concern and support for children and young people with complex mental health needs.

A/I

E8

Ability to support positive, planned risk-taking that promotes developmental growth and children and young peoples rights to community access.

A/I

E9

Ability to deliver good outcomes for children and young people and their families/carers, working within planned interventions agreed by the professional network.

A/I

E10

Ability to form and maintain appropriate professional relationships and boundaries with children, young people and families, carers, colleagues and the multi professional network.

A/I

E11

Knowledge of child development, autism, learning disabilities, attachment and trauma, and of personalised and coproduced care planning.

A/I

E12

Ability to creatively engage, communicate and consult with children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families/carers about developing and improving their service.

A/I

E13

Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and concisely both verbally and in writing and to promote a positive workplace culture that puts the children and young peoples needs at the centre of everything we do.

A/I

E14

Ability to manage your time effectively, adding value to the service where possible and using IT systems to maximise your efficiency.

A/I

E15

Ability and willingness to use reflective practice in supervision and actively engage in developmental opportunities to maximise your own professional competence.

A/I

COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

E16

Ability to adhere to equal opportunities

A/I

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

E17

This post requires an enhanced level of Data Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure

A/I

Date:

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Minimum Band 6 level (or equivalent), 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).


Experience

Essential

  • Experienced 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.


Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

St Ann's Hospital

St Ann's Road

London

N15 3TH

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

306-BEH-1528-G

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