The starting salary for this role is £45,734 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.
This is a full-time position but part-time applications will be considered for a job share.
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
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.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21 September 2021.
Interviews will take place on 6 October 2021.
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.
We look forward to receiving your application with personal statement, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
For an informal discussion please contact Julie Leversedge on 01737 737322.
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 generous annual leave entitlement, a 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.