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Child Disability Payment Practitioner

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Job summary

£31266 - £35813
Dundee and Glasgow
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
11 August 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

Eligible Grades – All
Location – Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 4QX or 220 High Street, Glasgow, G4 0QW and some remote working
Further Information – Staff on any working pattern may apply

We are currently seeking applications for Child Disability Payment Practitioner within Social Security Scotland based in Glasgow or Dundee with some remote working. 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.

Who we are looking for
•This role is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their skills and would suit professionals from a clinical background in Children's Health or with experience of working with Families with Disable Children and young people. 
•We would welcome applications from individuals registered with the NMC/HCPC with a background in Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy.

Qualifications Required
Relevant qualifications and registration (NMC/HCPC),
Proven experience of working with children, young people and their families.

Essential Criteria
1. Extensive and demonstrable experience relevant to your scope of practice.
2. Strong history of completing CPD which has advanced professional skills and knowledge.
3. Ability to work collaboratively across multi-disciplinary teams.
4. Ability to provide objective accurate advice and guidance at every stage of the client journey whilst upholding the ethos of dignity, fairness and respect.
5. The flexibility and willingness to embrace new ways of working, contributing ideas and professional expertise to drive continuous improvement.
6. Excellent communication skills with an ability to influence and build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.

This posts attracts a pay supplement between £1,500 to £4500 depending on placement on the salary scale. Pay supplements are temporary payments designed to address recruitment and retention issues caused by market pressures and are subject to regular review.
•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 'Zoom' 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 and a personal statement (of no more than 500 words) outlining your relevant skills and qualifications for the role and demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria. 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. 

If you would like further information on this role please contact Jillian Fraser via jillian.fraser@socialsecurity.gov.scot to arrange an informal chat.

For specific Health & Social Care queries concerning the role please contact Martin Moodie via martin.moodie@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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