£44,838 per annum for 36 hours per week based at the Continuing Care Team, Fairmount House, Bull Hill, Leatherhead, KT22 7AH.
This is a secondment / fixed term contract up to 31st March 2021.
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
About the role
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Practitioner Specialist Lead - Social Worker, qualified healthcare professional in the ASC Continuing Care Team based at Leatherhead Surrey. This post will cover both adults and children's continuing health care assessments.
This post provides the opportunity to work closely with health colleagues to enable person centred joint assessments, while proactively seeking to empower individuals and maximise their potential for independence.
If you want to make a difference to people's lives; enabling and supporting them to enhance their well-being and independence by giving them choice and control over the support and care they need – this may be the job for you!
You will have a varied role that includes undertaking the team's core duty function, a number of complex cases and NHS Continuing Health Care disputes, but your key role will be to provide professional support and advice for staff and managers in the locality, children's and transitions teams.
You will provide coaching and training to help them maintain and raise the standard of work and equip others to do their work more efficiently and effectively. You will provide professional advice to social care staff around NHS Continuing Health Care and inter-related processes and legal frameworks relating to both adults and children; helping them prepare dispute rationales and briefings for managers as required.
You will be required to work in both community and hospital settings across Surrey. You will receive regular support and supervision and will provide support and professional supervision to social workers in the team.
We are looking for confident, motivated and enthusiastic people who believe that individuals should be at the heart of everything we do, leading their own supported self assessment, empowering and supporting individuals to make their own choices about where and how they live their lives and the way they want their support to be provided.
The successful applicant must be a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree (or are a Senior Social Care Practitioner with a recognised nursing or other Allied Health Professions Qualification) having completed any post qualification practice or training requirements.
Significant post qualifying experience is required with some degree of management experience in a variety of health and Social Care environments, demonstrating good understanding of both the Health and Social Care agendas.
A high level of understanding and commitment towards the personalisation agenda needs to be demonstrated along with an applied knowledge of Adult Social Care legislation, including the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, and NHS continuing health care for adults and children
The successful applicant needs to be an excellent communicator and strong team player who is able to work on their own initiative. You will need to be committed to promoting change and supporting the operational leaders with a strong evidence base of supervising staff. In addition you need to demonstrate a strong knowledge base for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and be able to evidence this. An understanding, and commitment to supporting carers and demonstrable commitment to delivering support and management in accordance with the Councils Equality and Diversity Policy is required.
For an informal discussion contact Diane Watson or Paul Morgan on 01737 737322.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 3rd November 2019
Interviews will take place on 14th November 2019