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CYP Family Keyworker (Autism and Learning Disabilities)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are excited to announce our brand-new SET Keyworker service, which will form part of the NHS Long Term Plan for all Children and Young People with a diagnosis of Autism and/or a Learning Disability with the most complex needs to have a Keyworker by 2024. We have full time opportunities as a Children and Young Person (CYP) Keyworker, where you will be based out of one of our Essex hubs closest to you, with the expectation to travel to families throughout your region.

This is a 7-day service and will require dedication and flexibility, working between the hours of 8am and 8pm to put children and young people first. 

We are looking to build a dynamic team who can bring a wealth of experience to ensure that these children, young people and families get the right support at the right time. We are offering a competitive starting salary of £25,000.

Main Responsibility

HCRG Care Group provide a range of children, young people and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery, which includes our new SET Keyworker Service.

Your main responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Accept, allocate and assess cases, working alongside the Case Load Manager to identify at-risk children/young people and their families from the Dynamic Support Register (DSR)
  • Ensures consistent allocation of cases to build rapport and maintain trusting consistent relationships with CY&P and their families
  • Lead and participate in the out of hours rota and providing clinical and caseload supervision.
  • Liaises with Health and social care, Education and Police colleagues to improve access, continuity of care and well planned and well managed transitions. ​

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in either Autism, Learning Disabilities, Co-production & Trauma, although we will review all applications from individuals looking to gain exposure in these areas. The experience we are looking for is not restricted to just a working environment, we believe that life experience such as a parent/carer of an autistic child is just as relevant as employment experience to this role.

To be successful in the role candidates are required to have excellent time management skills as well as the ability to organise a high case load. You must be compassionate, resilient and dedicated to changing the lives of the families that HCRG Care Group strive to make a difference to.

Package Description

As a CYP Keyworker, you’ll be part of our valued team within our Essex Child and Family wellbeing services receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • Starting salary of £25,000 with group pension 
  • Regular reflective case review and support
  • Clear progression and development opportunities
  • Free accredited training
  • Reimbursement for onsite-parking
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with the majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency, and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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