About the role
Surrey County Council is determined to transform the way it works. This includes how it provides support to people with a learning disability or autism. A new specialist practitioner team has been created, helped by an ambitious programme of investment in more independent housing schemes in our communities.
To help us deliver essential changes quickly, we need passionate people who are equally determined about making a difference to someone’s life. Could you help someone with a learning disability live their best life? Do you want to be part of a team that knows the value of building strong partnerships and promoting higher expectations at every level?
If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you in our central learning disability and autism team. This is a new stand-alone team which is in its’ formation stages meaning your input will be paramount in helping to shape the team to achieve its’ vision as well as delivering a high-quality service to the residents of Surrey.
About the Role
Are you passionate about ensuring adult carers and young carers get the support they need? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference for families that need social care support?
Our Carer Practice Advisor role is an exciting and varied role that promotes good practice in whole family assessment and support planning within our Locality Teams.
A day in the life of the role may include leading 1:1 and group good practice sessions with colleagues, developing and delivering training to small groups within your team, networking with local voluntary sector organisations, presenting information sessions to public groups, representing your team at local strategy groups, supporting a colleague on a complex visit involving a carer, hold a small specialised caseload involving carers, running a carer drop-in session in your local community, reviewing your team’s performance against defined carer and young carer performance measures.
To be considered for this position you will be able to evidence experience in carrying out social care assessments and planning support consistent with the expectations of the job profile of the Senior Social Care Assistant role. You’ll be able to convey an understanding of both the legislative and good practice contexts working with carers and young carers in all areas of social care practice. You’ll evidence excellent IT skills, ideally having used Liquidlogic Adults System (LAS) database and other MS Office applications and have experience presenting to small groups.
If you are organised, hardworking, enjoy being a part of a team but also able to work under your own initiative, motivated by helping others improve their practice, and enthusiastic about whole family and personalised approaches we’d be happy to hear from you.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
We look forward to receiving your application form which should include your tailored personal statement.
The successful candidate can choose their own base - Guildford (GU2 4BB) or Leatherhead (KT22 7AH).
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Mon 25th May 2020 with interviews to follow.
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.
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 26 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.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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