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Child Disability Payment Practitioner

Job summary

£31266 - £35813
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
24 May 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Child Disability Payment Practitioner within Social Security Scotland based in Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government set up to deliver devolved and new benefits. We deliver Social Security with dignity, fairness and respect to people from all walks of life including carers, young people and people on low incomes.

This is an exciting time to join us to support the roll out of Child Disability Payment. This role will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to help shape the development of this new service and ensure we make the right decisions for our clients.

Main Duties
You will provide expert advice and decision making support to our Case Managers working on Child Disability Payment (CDP) which replaces Child Disability Living Allowance

•Providing expertise and advice on child physical health, mental health and learning disabilities to Case Managers, ensuring they are able to make robust and fair decisions and understand how a child or young person’s condition may impact their day to day life and that of their family.
•You will contribute to the design and continuous improvement of various aspects of the disability benefits system, including the decision making process.

•Engaging with customers, medical and social care professionals to understand the impact of the client’s circumstances and condition and the support in place to help them.
•You will also work closely with the Scottish Government’s Social Security, Health & Social Care, and Children & Families Directorates to ensure that devolved disability benefits reflect Ministerial ambitions to provide a fair system of Social Security that prioritises the dignity, fairness and respect of clients.

Qualifications Required
•This role is an excellent opportunity for those looking to develop their skills and would suit professionals from a clinical background in Children’s Health or with experience of working with Families with Disabled Children and young people.
•We would welcome applications from individuals registered with the NMC/HCPC/SSC with a background in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Social Care.

Essential Criteria
1. Relevant qualifications and registration (NMC/HCPC/SSC)
2. Ability to communicate complex information clearly and to provide advice and recommendations to support decision making.
3. Ability to influence and build effective relationships with a range of key stakeholders, including colleagues, clients, other public bodies, and external stakeholders.

•Self Awareness
People Management
•Communications and Engagement
•Analysis and Use of Evidence

•A decision is pending on a pay supplement.
•This is a permanent and pensionable appointment. Health professional staff providing health assessments and medical opinion in relation to the administration of disability benefits, and who are existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme, will be permitted continued access to the NHS Pension Scheme.
•Professional membership registration costs paid by Social Security Scotland.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the Webex app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
To apply, please submit a CV outlining your relevant skills and qualifications for the role and a personal statement (of no more than 500 words).  The personal statement should include separate examples of a time you demonstrated each of the essential criteria, numbered 2 and 3 above. Remember, this must be evidence based and your answers should be clear, concise and reflect what actions you undertook. You may want to use the STAR(R) approach to respond to each criterion.

Your CV and statement should be submitted as one document via the online application form using the 'apply' button below.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jillian Fraser who can be reached at jillian.fraser@socialsecurity.gov.scot

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via recruitment@socialsecurity.gov.scot

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