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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/08/2022.

Project Officer

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8290

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CYP Keyworker Team
£32,306 to £39,027

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.


Do you have a real passion for making a difference and positive impact for young people?

As a Trust we are looking to set up a Key Working Team for Children and Young people (CYP), their families and carers, supporting individuals between the ages of 12years to 25 years. This will include supporting Autistic Individuals and those with Intellectual Disabilities who are at risk of a hospital admission or are currently an inpatient. The team will be designed to give direct support to those children and young people, families, and carers to advocate on receiving the right support.

The team will be hosted within the Transforming Care Liaison Team and look to:

- Work across the local system with and for the family and CYP, to ensure that those with the most complex needs, initially those at risk of admission or in hospital, receive appropriate personalised, integrated support including the implementation of Care, Education and Treatment Review (CETR) recommendations.
- Provide cross system knowledge and experience to help families navigate services and have a degree of independence from those services to facilitate providing family focussed support and challenge to system partners when necessary.
- Work with children, young people and families identified as medium or high risk (amber or red) on the Dynamic Support Register (DSR) including those who have complex needs, at risk of harm and those with adverse childhood experiences.
- Works with young people and families where admission occurs without CETR. The Local Area Emergency Protocol or post admission CETR should trigger referral and the timely start of involvement.
- Coordinate support at pace to avoid admission. Where admission is deemed necessary following a community CETR, the keyworker should continue their involvement throughout inpatient treatment, to facilitate timely discharge, well managed transition, and full implementation of CETR recommendations for community support.

We are looking to recruit a Project Office for the team and the post holder will be instrumental in moulding the service to the needs of the CYP, family and carers needs from the team. This post is being advertised at Band 6 subject to job evaluation.

The post holder will:

- Be involved in planning, implementation, monitoring, reviewing, with evaluation and reporting of projects as the core function of the post.
- Demonstrate the ability to make judgements and act proactively in assessing and resolving complex problems
- Project manage the development of the Lincolnshire keyworker service and other projects identified within the Transforming Care Liaison Service.
- Be involved in the engagement in reporting with NHS England/Improvement, national and regional teams, as well as providers, health and local authority commissioners and providers and voluntary sector partners are a key element of the role.

If you would like to have an informal conversation regarding the role, please contact either:
Cat Benson or Emma Dominey-Hill

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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