LDAP Navigator Practitioner
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This exciting new role is part of a key worker pilot designed in partnership with NHS England. The pilot is expanding to develop the LDAP Navigator Practitioners.They will be supporting the children, young person and their families who are awaiting assessment for a diagnosis. They will focus on the young persons needs, helping the family to navigate the system and access local support whilst waiting.
We will continue to deliver a new way of supporting Children, Young People (CYP) with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or a Learning Disability (LD) and their family/carers. This role will enable Children, Young People (CYP)and their family/carers to get the right support at the right time and ensure local systems are responsive to meeting their needs in a holistic and joined up way.
The pilot is part of the NHS Long Term Plan which aspires for all CYP with ASD, LD or both, in an inpatient setting, to have a named keyworker by 2024. Devon is one of 13 national key working pilot sites implementing this strategic role.
This role will work across education, health, and social care to enable whole system to change and embed principles of transforming care and SEND reforms to improve the experience of CYP and Young Adults and families/carers.
Please note that these roles are being hosted by Livewell but will be locality based across the Devon foot print
Main duties of the job
The principal purpose of the job is to improve the health & wellbeing of children, young people, young adults, and their families/carers with a range of mental health difficulties. This will be achieved by:
Active involvement in the delivery of high quality, safe and compassionate mental health services as an effective member of the multi-disciplinary team.
Implementing specific assessment, review and care packages to individuals and groups within standard protocols, integrated care pathways.
Providing evidence-based advice and consultancy to young people, family members/carers within standard protocols.
Organising and managing a defined caseload under distant guidance and work as lone workers where appropriate.
The post holder will be accountable for their own actions within the delivery of this care.
Seeking advice and expertise of a registered practitioner when required through the use of regular managerial and clinical supervision in accordance with Livewell policy.
All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to be able and willing to work across a 7 day service if required.
Job Share(s) Considered.
"please note that this role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility"
Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.
As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.
We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.
Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:
Protected CPD time for registered staff.
Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff.
Leadership & mentoring programmes.
Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training.
A Robust Preceptorship.
A bespoke induction programme.
Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.
Communication and Working Relationships
To communicate in a skilled and respectful manner with young people, families and carers who may have specific difficulties in understanding and/or communicating and who may be distressed / present with challenging behaviour.
To participate in clinical meetings and to collaborate with other colleagues in the multi-disciplinary team.
To maintain appropriate professional boundaries whilst recognising abilities and limitations of own competence.
To communicate complex and sensitive condition related information concerning the assessment, treatment and risk factors in relation to a range of mental health difficulties.
To always establish and maintain clear and professional relationships with others.
To liaise and work collaboratively with a range of other professionals in statutory and non-statutory organisations agencies.
Provide a high standard of written and verbal communication that is clear and in line withLivewell documentation standards.
Planning and Organisation
To organise, plan and prioritise own workload under distant guidance of a registered practitioner.
To provide evidence-based advice, guidance and consultancy to patients, family members, carers and professionals within standard protocols.
Planning, co-ordination and review of services including active reviews and review of placements as delegated by other registered practitioners
Organise clinical meetings and ensure that interventions/services are planned in an integrated and co-ordinated manner to best support the client/carers, this may include liaison with external agencies.
Analytical and Judgement Skills
Recognise own clinical competencies, knowledge base and experience, and ensure that you practice within this and seek support as required.
To make informed and well-reasoned decisions, recognising when to seek further advice from a registered practitioner.
Undertake risk assessments and determine the appropriate course of action, which has taken into consideration a range of possible options. Where necessary, ensure thatconsultation with senior colleagues is undertaken.
Recognise and take action to deal with any situations which may provide a conflict of interest.
Responsibility and Accountability
To promote and uphold the privacy, dignity, rights, health and wellbeing of clients and their care givers at all times.
Responsible for the delivery of specific care packages including assessing, planning, intervention and evaluation within standard protocols and accountable for their own actions within the delivery of this care.
To comply with LW policies and procedures and the Code of Conduct for Health Care Support Workers.
Be able to implement a range of mental health assessments and interventions where the needs of the individual and their carers are held as central and their involvement is proactively encouraged.
Provide evidence based clinical advice in relation to the individuals in the care of the team.
Ensure that appropriate action is taken for safeguarding children under the guidance of a Senior Mental Health Practitioner.
Under the direction of and upon successful completion of any required additional training, can assist (in accordance with NMC delegated authority guidance) a registered nurse to ensure that recommended physical health and other monitoring requirements of mental health medication (in line with relevant trust policy, standards and guidelines) is completed, recorded and if necessary escalated for further action.
Under the direction of and upon successful completion of any required additional training, can assist (in accordance with NMC delegated authority guidance) a registered nurse and /or the individual in the administration of certain topical and oral medicines as per an individuals care and treatment plan. E.g., creams, eye drops, inhalers, assist in observing successful administration of medicines being administered covertly.
Maintain up to date clinical records in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with Livewell policy.
Policy and Service Responsibility
To follow Livewell policy guidance in relation to your team and role and to comment on proposed policy changes and service developments.
Actively embrace change, respond positively to new priorities and challenges and look for opportunities for service development and improvement.
To contribute to service development activities as required by line management to improve the quality of care offered by the team.
To contribute to any relevant Research and Development activities as undertaken within the team.
Responsibility for Finance, Equipment and Working Conditions
Responsible for the safe use of any relevant equipment/resources in line with Livewell Policy.
Responsibility for the handling of monies, medication and individuals valuables if deemed necessary under the indirect supervision of a registered practitioner. (See Responsibility for Patient/Client Care, Treatment and Therapy section above).
Responsible for the ordering of supplies/equipment as necessary under the indirect supervision of a registered practitioner.
Responsibility for Human Resources, e.g. Supervision, Training, HR Advice and Management
Demonstrate personal responsibility and initiative for own learning and continuing professional development including core training in line with the CYPFS Workforce Plan in accordance with Livewell policy.
Engage in reflective practice to monitor their own performance and progress and accept feedback from others in order to continue their ongoing development.
To assist the work of other support workers, students or trainees as required.
Actively engage with line management, clinical supervision, and Personal Development Review.
Information Technology and Administrative Duties
To be responsible for using an email account to generate, monitor, and respond to the e-mail traffic by which the Livewell conducts much of its internal communication.
Ensure information resources including the Intranet are consulted regularly to maintain a current knowledge of Livewell, CYPFS and Team priorities and safety initiatives.
Ensure information is shared with key stakeholders and other agencies in a secure manner.
Freedom to Act
To work within the Livewell operational policies and service specifications of the team.
To organise and take responsibility for own work and caseload under distant guidance of a registered practitioner and within standard protocols/ integrated care pathways.
Any Other Specific Tasks Required
Undertake all necessary academic study and work-based training associated with the post.
Undertake any other reasonable management request.
Review of this Job Description
This job description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing service needs. This job description is to be reviewed in conjunction with the post holder on an annual basis.
Knowledge and Skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).