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Practice and Service Development Worker

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04029
  • Published: Fri 16/09/2022, 4:41 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/09/2022, 4:41 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £41591 - £44624 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Chichester

About Us

Here at West Sussex County Council, we are working to transform Adults' Services. We're embracing a strengths-based approach and working towards a model that supports local communities and economies. Together, we'll focus on prevention, reablement and safety to promote wellbeing and independence in later life. We'll ensure that residents, families, and communities have the right support in place, and at the right time.

We have a strong professional support network, from experienced leadership to supportive teams, and team managers providing our workforce with what they need to deliver the best possible outcomes for the adults who need them. Our approach promotes co-production and working with people with lived experience in respect of professional education and CPD programmes but also internally in practice, policy, guidance process design and delivery with staff.

About The Job

Location: Chichester (Some remote working and some County wide travel)

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  • Ability to assimilate complex, often conflicting, information, consider the issues/strategies and/or practice risks or resource implications, and influence and persuade the stakeholders to adopt the most appropriate course of recommended action.
  • Ability to work in a customer focused way, providing a high-quality service with a high level of attention to detail, gaining the trust and confidence of stakeholders and customers.
  • Ability to, research, analyse and interpret complex or technical information to make effective decisions and write reports which consider both business and strategic implications and articulate recommendations considering the broader impacts on the business and strategic planning.
  • Excellent, verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to influence the actions of others and communicate information, which may be complex and/or contentious. Including the ability to gain agreement from the client to the proposal by successfully convincing them of the need to adopt appropriate policies and/or courses of action.
  • Ability to think creatively, innovatively and laterally and to adapt to changing situations in a measured and flexible manner in order to adapt the advice and guidance provided to suit any change in circumstance whether legislative, structural, partnership related etc.
  • Ability to organise/prioritise work, co-ordinate a variety of tasks in a clear and logical way and meet agreed deadlines, which minimises the disruption to the business.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Degree or post-graduate qualification in social work, occupational therapy, or other allied health profession, or equivalent demonstrable experience in a relevant specialist subject, demonstrating that level of applied knowledge/experience in Adults' Services.
  • Professional registration with the appropriate body - Desirable
  • Demonstrable evidence of providing customer focused, timely, sound and accurate health and social care solutions, advice and guidance direct to frontline practitioners and managers and working through complex health and social care problems.
  • Demonstrable evidence of the ability to undertake discreet and large-scale project work to develop and improve service design and processes. and/or demonstrable evidence of the ability to resolve a variety of complex health and social care issues.
  • Experience of developing communications to managers and practitioners about complex issues.
  • Demonstrable evidence of the ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships with a wide and diverse range of staff.
  • Experience of either supervising, or directing and coordinating workshops and/or training of other practitioners to support the delivery of projects, strategic changes or service redesign, including contributing to the successful delivery of key business plans and objectives.
  • Sound IT knowledge to produce reports and monitor complex data and statistics.

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 29 days annual leave + bank holidays.
  • A generous pension scheme.
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring.
  • A strong supportive management team.
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 (Including: Argos, Samsung, Asos, B&Q and many more).
  • Free access to employee assistance programmes.
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres.
  • Car benefit scheme.
  • A range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives

For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

Further Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.

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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE04029
  • Published: Fri 16/09/2022, 4:41 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/09/2022, 4:41 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £41591 - £44624 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Chichester

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