The new Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism Service within ACS brings social care operational delivery and service development under one management structure, creating stronger links and opportunities for integration and improved outcomes for people. This service area is one of SCC’s corporate transformation programmes and provides an exciting opportunity for people working within it to make a huge difference. The leadership team within the service is experienced, transformational and inclusive, with a strong foundation of co-production. The teams within the structure are motivated to steer the service in the right direction for the people of Suffolk. We have vacancies in the following teams:
Learning Disabilities and Autism
The new LD and Autism teams, working closely with Service Development colleagues, the Review and Audit Team, the Complex Case team and partner agencies, are pivotal to the successful delivery of services to people with learning disabilities and autism. A corporate transformation programme is underway to transform this service area, taking a more personalised approach to helping people to live their lives and a number of projects are underway including the development and implementation of a new operational practice model, Signs of Safety and Wellbeing and Integrated working between ACS and Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) social work teams.
Review and Audit
A new Review and Audit team has been established in the Learning Disability and Autism part of our service area. This is a joint Operations and Service Development Team with close links to our Direct Payments and Legal teams. The team will initiate a comprehensive and innovative approach to conducting reviews with service users in our Learning Disability and Autism Service, working closely with our existing Learning Disability and Autism Teams, our new Complex Case Team and colleagues in Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT). The team will ensure services are delivering the support that customers need to live good, ordinary lives and that they are delivered in the most efficient and effective way. The funding for this team's work is for a two-year period, however the frontline roles within the team are being recruited to on a permanent basis. After two years the posts could be re-deployed to anywhere in ACS.
Access and Assessment
The Access and Assessment Team in Ipswich is the first point of contact for all referrals coming onto NSFT. Social Workers are responsible for triaging and assessing new referrals coming into the team and making quick but sound decisions based on information presented. Working as part of a busy but supportive multi-disciplinary team in carrying out these duties and linking closely with the Integrated Delivery Teams (IDT) to support the seamless transition for service users who require ongoing treatment and support interventions. Applicants for this role require recent, relevant experience of working with individuals with mental ill health and the skills, knowledge and confidence to make decisions based around risk management in a challenging and fast paced environment.
A new Complex Case team is being established in the Learning Disability and Autism part of our Service Area. This team will initiate a comprehensive approach to reviews including out of County reviews and working with our most complex