LD-Autism Health Equality Strategy Coord - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £23,180 Per Annum
Closing date: 24 Aug 2022
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 8189
Role: Administration
About the role

LD-Autism Health Equality Strategy Coord

12 Months Fixed Term, Full Time 37 hours a week

Up to £23,180 Per Annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Job Purpose

ECC Adult Social Care, through effective practice, is moving towards a transformational shift from a focus on long-term care support, to a model with four key principles:- prevention; early intervention; enablement and safeguarding. This will enable people, their families and carers to be able to access information and tools to live healthily and independently. Providing an opportunity to respond pro-actively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.


Whilst undertaking this work internally, the Council is also a member of the Southend, Essex and Thurrock Transforming Care Partnership, consisting of the 7 CCGs and three Local Authorities. As part of these arrangements, it is hosting their All Age Health Equalities Team, working across this whole footprint, to lead the transformation of the health and social care system, to deliver improved health outcomes for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.


This role has specific responsibility for the co-ordination necessary for the effective delivery of the Health Equalities Strategy and all associated national programme requirements, including those under Transforming Care for Care and Treatment Reviews and the Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme.


Service/Functional Accountabilities

Act as the first point of contact for the Health Equality Strategy and its programmes of work, dealing with routine and specialist enquiries to communicate relevant information to stakeholders, referring to others as appropriate.


Arrange contact or meetings with organisational/individual stakeholders, including families of the deceased individuals, within the LeDeR Programme, to take minutes, collate information and prepare documentation as required.


Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date list of local LeDeR Reviewers, ensuring all case allocations and progress is accurately recorded.


Develop and manage systems to ensure safe retrieval, storage and return of any medical notes, social care files or other sensitive personal data, ensuring timely progression of reviews and other projects and the escalation of any issues to the Learning Disabilities Commissioner.


Maintain local and nationally required data sets relating to individuals in the community or in hospital requiring a Care and Treatment Review and the independent personnel required, ensuring a pro-active approach to their delivery is achieved.


Collate and evaluate data relating to LeDeR, Transforming Care and other aspects of the Health Equalities Strategy, to provide accurate and timely information to support local and national reporting deadlines, including completion of the Assuring Transformation System.


Work collaboratively both nationally and regionally, to ensure local processes for the delivery of the Health Equality Programme remains in line with national requirements.


Responsible for ensuring all complaints, comments and suggestions are dealt with appropriately, in accordance with policy, resolved where possible and escalated to the Learning Disabilities Commissioner when appropriate.


Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


Educated to RQF level 3 (A level) or equivalent by experience.

Evidence of development within role.

Experience of working in an administrative environment, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel and other computerised data systems, with evidence of accurate data entry.

Awareness of a range of health or social care services and the national initiatives relating to LD and Autism.

Able to work on own initiative, organising and prioritising own workload to set deadlines, evidencing problem solving skills.

Good communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
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If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website..

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