Children & Young Adults Keyworker (Autism & Learning Disability)

Job Ref: CYAKW1120
Location: Across Cambridgeshire
Closing Date: 30th November 2020
Salary: £23,000 per annum 
Employment Type: Six Months Fixed Term Contract, Full Time
Hours per Week: 35

Now, more than ever, it is a priority that children and young people are able to overcome mental illness, avoid hospitalisation and build resilience to live the life they choose.

We are looking to recruit full time staff across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire to enable us to drive the national Keyworker programme forward.

Can you…

  • Help young people break through barriers?
  • Work with young people and their families to navigate the health, education and social care systems out there?
  • Be the voice of some of the most unheard young people and families in the region?
  • Work with children and young people with complex issues around Autism and mental health to prevent admission to hospital?
  • Assist in bringing about a real shift change in health, education and social care?

If you think that is you then please get in contact!

Circles Network and The Edmund Trust are working with local Health commissioners to support and work with young people and their families who are in crisis and at risk of hospital admission. The role is to advocate and work with a number of organisations, to break down the barriers and look to more person-centred outcomes.

The successful applicant will need to have a good working knowledge of children’s and young people’s opportunities across both areas, be able to work with other organisations and look for opportunities for co-production that will lead to better outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and Autism.

You must be proactive in your personal style and determined in wanting the best outcome for young people.

You will need to be able to access multiple sites and able to use computer equipment to undertake the role. You must be articulate and have excellent communication skills whether in the board room or in people’s front room. The post holder will need to be able to work from home and in a Covid secure way using creative means to engage with children, young people, and their families.

Successful candidates with be hosted in different organisations across the county.

The Keyworker Network has been developed as a response to the NHS England & NHS Improvement Long Term Plan (LTP) commitment that by 2023/24, all children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both, with the most complex needs will have a designated Keyworker.

Initially, Keyworker support will be provided to children and young people with a learning disability, autism, or both, who are inpatients or are at risk of being admitted to hospital. The Keyworker will also support children and young people with Autism only who access mainstream health, education and social care services or no service at all as well as children and young people in transition between services.

Key working function is seen as being an important response to ensuring children and families get the right support at the time and that local systems are responsive to meeting their needs in a holistic and joined up way, placing the child /young person at the centre of planning.

The role will be responsible for understanding fully the Keyworker function and how this function can support early identification of children and young people with a diagnosis of Autism only, admission avoidance and expedite hospital discharge, using and promoting the tools with Transforming Care.

Our benefits include:

  • Working for a Charity
  • 22 days paid holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Free car parking
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Staff referral scheme
  • Gym discount
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hastee Pay

Closing dates for applications is Monday 30th November.

The Edmund Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. Successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks prior to appointment.