SEND keyworker for Children & Young People with Autism/Learning Disability

Job details
Posting date: 14 April 2021
Salary: £23,545 to £31,833 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 14 May 2021
Location: OL11 2YW
Company: Barnardo's
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 8301-35544

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Do you want to be part of a new keyworker initiative with the potential to transform families' lives and influence change within services and systems?

Barnardo's Rochdale Service is looking to recruit two highly skilled and experienced practitioners as keyworkers to support children and young people with Autism Spectrum Condition and/or Learning Disabilities and their families. This new initiative is part of NHS England's improvement plan to develop and implement new keyworker models.

As a children and young person's named keyworker you will work within families who are experiencing significant difficulties and need wrap around support to cope and beyond that to thrive. The children and young people you support will come via the dynamic support database and be at amber or red and as such will require individualised co-ordinated support in a timely manner. You require significant experience in supporting children with Autism Spectrum Condition and Learning Disabilities and their families to succeed in this role.

This role combines the need to be a highly motivated skilled practitioner confident in delivering support within the family home, foster care placement or inpatient setting with the ability and confidence to attend and chair meetings involving the family, education, health, social care and voluntary sector colleagues. You will work in partnership at all levels to achieve the best outcomes and respectfully address at a strategic level any barriers to successful outcomes for families.

If you have the drive, passion and experience for this exciting new role then we are interested in your application. Please ensure you read the additional information attached to the generic job description as shortlisting will be undertaken in the context of this.

Within Barnardo's the job title for this role Project Worker 2, this will appear on the job description.

The successful candidate must be able to drive and have access to their own car as this is essential for service delivery.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Elaine Woodward - 01706 769634

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