Suffolk County Council
Suffolk County Council have an opportunity available for a Senior Transforming Care Navigator to join our team in Ipswich. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £40,455 – £51,631 per annum (pro rata if part time).
Suffolk County Council (SCC) is being commissioned by the Ipswich, East and West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to provide the key-working Function in Suffolk and are looking to employ a Children and Young Peoples (CYP) Transforming Care Navigator to work across the county to support vulnerable children and young people with a diagnosis of a learning disability and/or autism and their families.
As our Senior Transforming Care Navigator, your role will include:
– Identifying CYP with a Learning Disability, Autism or both who are at risk of admission to a Tier 4 setting- Developing trusting relationships with vulnerable children and young people with a learning disability and/or autism and their families- Establishing the needs, wishes and feelings of the children and young people and their families and agreeing a holistic plan with them- Reviewing the implementation of Care, Education and Treatment Review (CETR) actions/recommendations- Escalating to senior leaders when they are unable to unblock the obstacles to receiving assessment, treatment and care- Identifying gaps in services and provision and escalating these to commissioners- Delegating to and supervising the work of the Transforming Care Navigator- Collecting data regarding the impact of the Keyworking Function- Overseeing the allocation of personal budgets.
To become our Senior Transforming Care Navigator, you will need to:
– Believe in an approach that requires an understanding of needs from the perspective of the child, young person, and family- Respect the opinions and beliefs of the child, young person and their family and work to ensure they are represented, with a commitment to the principles of child-centred, personalised care- Be committed to ensuring the rights of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism are protected and enforced and that their views and preferences, and those of their families, are listened to- Be able to listen and respond to the needs to the child, young person and their family with understanding and compassion- Be committed to fully concentrating, understanding, responding and then remembering what is being said by children or young people and their families- Have extensive experience of working with vulnerable families, including those with children and young people with a diagnosis of a learning disability and or autism- Have a suitable professional qualification at degree level or equivalent (e.g., Social Worker, Nurse, Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist)- Evidence of continuing professional development.
We will offer our Senior Transforming Care Navigator:
– Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)- Access to the NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria- Performance-related annual pay progression, in addition to an annual cost-of-living pay increase- The opportunity to join a large, diverse organisation, with career opportunities across our services- A supportive culture, underpinned by our WE ASPIRE values- Generous annual leave entitlement and two paid volunteering days a year- An occupational sick pay scheme- Learning and development opportunities, including a range of work-based apprenticeships- Flexible working options, with the right to request flexible working from your first day- A range of staff networks centred around equality groups.
The Keyworking Function is also planned to receive a vast and ongoing learning and development package, including full training in Signs of Safety, and LGBTQ+ mental health training within the initial operational year.
We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate, but in this role you will need to travel to locations away from your contractual base, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.
Due to the continued situation relating to COVID-19 and reduced occupancy in our buildings we are starting to explore and trial new hybrid and remote working practices.
Closing date: 11:30pm, 10th May 2022
Why not click ‘Apply’ today to find out more about the role and be considered as a Senior Transforming Care Navigator – we would love to hear from you!
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.