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Complex Lives Navigator x 3 posts Ref: DON/17/0690

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, ADULTS, HEALTH & WELLBEING
Based at: Civic Office
Salary details: Grade 7 £20,246 - £22,813 
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Permanent
Closing date: 26 November 2017
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We are looking to recruit three enthusiastic, competent individuals, ideally with experience in cross sector working that involves supporting individuals with multiple and complex needs such as substance misuse, rough sleeping, mental health issues, and offending behaviour.  You will work in a team that supports the recovery, resettlement and social inclusion of people in Doncaster living complex lives.  These are people with a combination of mutually reinforcing challenges including homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, offending behaviour, mental ill health, poor physical health.

Our goal is to transform outcomes for people with complex lives, for the families and communities in which they live and for Doncaster’s Town Centre, which is affected by the issues surrounding this group.

We are taking a ‘whole - systems approach’ to achieving these objectives through the development of an Accountable Care Partnership model, underpinned by an integrated, holistic service offer that is person centred and asset based.  This will emphasise prevention and early intervention, and managing demand through proactively identifying, engaging, supporting, and accommodating people living complex lives, allowing them to integrate, over time, into mainstream society.  We call this Accountable Care Partnership approach the Doncaster Complex Lives Alliance, within which organisations have different but complementary roles, for some in strategic planning and commissioning, for some in operational delivery, and for others in community level voluntary and peer support. 

Successful candidates will work in the Complex Lives Team to work in an outreach and keyworker capacity to build trust with vulnerable individuals.  This will be achieved through a positive relationship, enabling them to access the services and interventions they need to recover, stay well, link with training, developing skills and raising aspirations in a timely and appropriate manner.

The post holder will facilitate pathways into community services and resources; strengthen internal and external formal and informal support networks and liaise with statutory and voluntary sector professionals to deliver reliable, timely and positive outcomes.

There will be a strong emphasis on partnership working with allied professionals in the engagement, risk management, assessment, care planning, treatment and management of high risk and cases in the context of people with complex lives.

For further information concerning this post please contact Pat Hagan, Head of Localities and Town Centre, on 01302 737609 or via email to pat.hagan@doncaster.gov.uk

This post involves working with adults and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

We are committed to the equality of opportunity in the services provided to customers and all aspects of employment. We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. To find out more about Doncaster Council, please visit http://www.doncaster.gov.uk

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