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Keyworker Lead

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: £34,373 to £37,568
  • Location: Cheshire Lines Building
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 18/05/2022 at 23:55
  • Reference: CF&E/22/190257

Grade PO4

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead a new service.  We are looking for someone with a passion for helping children, young people with autism and/or learning disabilities and their families to get the right support from services across the whole system.

Wirral CCG in partnership with Wirral Council, have secured funding from NHS England and Improvement (NHSE &I) Transforming Care Programme to be an 'early adopter' site for key-working.  This role and function is a key objective in the NHS Long Term Plan. You will lead a team of three Keyworkers and a Project Support Officer.  You will be employed by Wirral Council and work across Health, Social Care, Education and other services/settings to navigate the system and provide challenge. This is to ensure that children, young people and their families can access the right support and achieve better outcomes.

This new way of working will be targeted to support children and young people with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities and their families.  You will be working and managing a team to prevent hospital admissions for those children/young people who face multiple vulnerabilities.

We are keen to recruit a diverse team from a wide variety of backgrounds. 

We would love to hear from you if:

            ' you have experience of working at a senior supervisory level

            ' you have a good record of managing staff and leading projects

            ' you are keen to make sure that young people are at the heart of any process and that their voice is heard

            ' you have a good understanding of working in partnership and developing positive relationships that really make things happen for young people

            ' you have a relevant professional background such as Social Care, Nursing, Youth Work, Allied Health Professional, Teaching

            ' you have substantial experience and/or training specific to Autism, behaviour that challenges services, communication difficulties

            ' you can work intensively with children/young people and their families, carers and network of professionals

            ' you are innovative with a passion for working to meet individual personalised needs

Interviews are planned during the first 2 weeks in June, and will be face to face.

For informal enquiries please contact Carol Fenlon, Head of Service, Early Years via email in the first instance - carolfenlon@wirral.gov.uk

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council’s Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

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All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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