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Senior Child Health Professional

Job summary

£39312 - £47065
Dundee and Glasgow
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
07 October 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

Senior Child Disability Payment Practitioner | £39,312 - £47,065 | Full or Part Time Hours | Monday - Friday | No weekends, nights or shift work | Remote working with some office based post COVID | 25 Days Holiday plus 11.5 Public and Privilege.
Location: Remote home working with travel to Glasgow/Dundee office as service required (approx. 2 days per week)

We are currently seeking applications for Senior 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.

As a Team Leader/Senior Practitioner the post holder will provide clinical leadership, management and expert clinical advice and support to Practitioners, Case Managers and Client Experience Officers working on Child Disability Payment which replaces Child Disability Living Allowance, both initial applications and re-determinations.

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
• Someone with a minimum of 5 years' clinical experience within Child Health.
• We would welcome applications from individuals registered with the NMC/HCPC with a background in Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy.
• Experience of implementing change in teams evaluating and encouraging improvement and innovation
• The ability to work autonomously in the management of their own workload and directing and supporting their team in the management of theirs.
• The ability to provide expert clinical advice and guidance as part of their role whilst leading and supporting the performance of their team
• Experience of managing the performance of their team and ensuring a culture of continuous quality improvement.

Duties and responsibilities
• Support the Service Manager by leading a team of Practitioners in the delivery of an excellent high quality service.
• Provide expertise and advice on child physical health, mental health and learning disabilities to Practitioners and Case Managers ensuring they are able to make robust and fair decisions.
• Playing a pivotal role in contributing to influencing and facilitating change where appropriate within the organisation. This may include suggested improvements to work practises and processes, learning from experience and making recommendations for re-design.
• Manage your own workload, direct and support your team in the management of theirs.
• Act as a role model to create a culture of support and provide effective leadership within professional and organisational boundaries. Empower your team to deliver a high quality service.
• Ensure effective use of resources and workforce planning, contribute to aspects of monitoring of workload, ensuring adequate availability of Practitioners and knowledge of their competency when delegating work.
• Develop advanced competence in the delivery of clinical advice through the use of innovative up to date evidence so ensuring optimum support to Practitioners, Case Managers and Client Experience Officers.
• On escalation of complex decisions, advice maybe sought from the Service Manager or Professional Advisors to ensure consistency and building the credibility of the team.
• Provide fair and timely feedback to the team that recognises good performance and identifies areas for improvement

• 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) and 5 years' post qualification experience
2. Experience of working with an array of child health conditions and or disabilities
3. Experience of leading and motivating a team
4. Experience of using information to make evidence based decisions

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. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Martin Moodie who can be reached at 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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