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Child Health Professional

Job summary

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

Child Disability Payment Practitioner | £31,266 - £35,813 + Pay Supplement | Full or Part Time Hours | Monday - Friday | No weekends, nights or shift work | Remote working with some office base presence | 25 Days Holiday plus 11.5 Public and Privilege.
Remote home working with travel to Glasgow/Dundee office as service requires (approx. 1 day per week)

We are currently seeking applications for Child Health Professional within the Social Security Scotland based in Dundee or 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.

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 Disabled Children and young people.
• We would welcome applications from individuals registered with the NMC/HCPC with a background in Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

Duties and responsibilities
• You will provide expert advice and decision making support to our Case Managers working on Child Disability Payment 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 provide advice on a broad range of matters, for example, suggesting what further supporting information about a child or young person's condition should be obtained to support decision making.
• You will help Case Managers to understand how a child or young person's condition may impact their day life and that of their family.
• You will contribute to and influence continuous improvement to help shape and develop this new service.
• Engaging with clients, 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.
• Participate in audit and peer review activities as required by Social Security Scotland and Scottish Ministers.

• This posts attracts a pay supplement of between £1,500 and £4,000 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 costs paid by Social Security Scotland.

Essential criteria
1. Relevant qualifications and registration (NMC/HCPC) with 2 Years post qualification experience.
2. Proven experience of working with an array of child health conditions and or disabilities.
3. Ability to work collaboratively across multi-disciplinary teams.
4. Excellent communication skills with an ability to influence and build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders.

How to apply
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

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

For specific Health & Social Care queries concerning the role please contact martin.moodie@socialsecurity.gov.scot.

We will also be running online open evenings, please feel free to join during any of the times below to speak to us about the roles that we have available and to find out more about the organisation

Thursday 16h of September 7pm to 8pm https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_Nzg0ZTNhODktOGUxYy00NDViLThmMTQtMTk0OWJhYTgyZDQy%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%220ef77447-1083-4dec-b89f-27c765076840%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%224bdfbe7a-8538-4a0e-821c-d59c7eb82113%22%7d

Tuesday 21st of September 7pm to 8pm https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZDFiZmM2YjMtMDI1NS00MWFhLThlZTUtNjFhMGMwYjJlYzY1%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%220ef77447-1083-4dec-b89f-27c765076840%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%224bdfbe7a-8538-4a0e-821c-d59c7eb82113%22%7d

Thursday 23rd of September 7pm to 8pm https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MTMxODVhYmItNTI5MS00ZDIzLWFiM2ItYzI4YjJjYzg0ZjU5%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%220ef77447-1083-4dec-b89f-27c765076840%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%224bdfbe7a-8538-4a0e-821c-d59c7eb82113%22%7d

Interview and assessment information
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.

Candidates who are successful in the initial stage will be invited to assessment and interview where you will be scored against 4 competencies from the Scottish Governments 'Skills for Success' framework, these will be;

• Self-awareness
• People Management
• Communications and Engagement
• Analysis and Use of Evidence

Further Information
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. For specific Health & Social Care queries concerning the role please contact martin.moodie@socialsecurity.gov.scot

Further information about Social Security Scotland and the work that we do can be found on our website at www.socialsecurity.gov.scot

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

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