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Keyworker

Employer
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Black Country Wide
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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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 keyworking for all children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism by end 2023/24.

The 0-25 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.

Main duties of the job

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 systemvia 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 moreeffectively 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. Black Country wish to attract a breadth of experience and relevant qualities, passion and vision. These four keyworkers will join aProfessional Lead keyworker, will work outside of the constraints of individual services (such as eligibility criteria), and have access to the CYP's records across Social Care, Health, and Education, to achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and theirfamilies.

About us

Employees, workers, and / or contractors will be expected to uphold the values of the Trust and exhibit the expected Trust behaviours aligned to the Trust's values. Individuals have a responsibility to ensure that they display the Trust values and behaviours in carrying out their job and that individuals feel able to challenge (or raise a challenge) when other colleagues' behaviours breach the spirit of Trust values.

Job description Job responsibilities

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 systemvia 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 moreeffectively with families. Each keyworker will have overall responsibility for an area within the 4 place-based parts of the Black Country keyworker hub. 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. Black Country wish to attract a breadth of experience and relevant qualities, passion and vision. These four keyworkers will join aProfessional 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 theirfamilies.

Person Specification Education and Skills Essential
  • Significant and relevant skills and experience for this challenging dynamic role, non-professional/non-registered persons e.g. from community voluntary sector, are welcome and encouraged to apply.
  • Experience of working with children and/or young people with complex needs and their families.
  • Experience of supporting CYP to access the right support at the right time
  • Knowledge or ability to learn of child development, autism, learning disabilities, attachment and trauma, and of personalised and coproduced care planning.
  • Reliable, organised, proactive
  • Ability to be patient and flexible, working at CYP level and pace
Desirable
  • Knowledge or ability to learn of Black Country locally available provision.
  • A level of understanding of the education, health and care system to fulfil keyworking function of holding services to account.


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