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Adult Health / Social Work/ Social Care Professional

Job summary

Salary
Grade B2: £31,266 - £35,813
Pay Supplement* of between £1,500 and £4,500 depending on placement on the salary scale.
Location
Dundee and Glasgow
Hours
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
26 October 2021 at midnight
Reference
IRC89840E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for Adult Health/Social Work/Social Care Professionals within the Health and Social Care Operations department based in Dundee or Glasgow. This is a permanent/fixed-term 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.

Adult 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.

Overview
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 Adult 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/ social work/ social care background with knowledge and expertise of working with clients/ patients in one of the following areas of practice;
Mental health/ Social Care
Adult Health/ Social Care
Disability and neurodiversity/ Autism in adults
Learning Disability/ Social Care
We would welcome applications from individuals registered with the NMC/HCPC/ SSSC with a background in Nursing, Occupational Therapy , Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work or with relevant experience and a Social Care qualification to minimum of SCQF Level 8.

Duties and responsibilities
You will provide expert advice and decision making support to our Case Managers working on applications for Adult Disability Payment (ADP) which replaces Personal Independence Payment.
Providing expertise and advice on adult physical health, mental health and learning disabilities to Case Managers, ensuring they are able to make robust and fair decisions and understand how a 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  person’s condition should be obtained to support decision making.  
You will help Case Managers to understand how a 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 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. 

Benefits
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.


Qualifications Required
Relevant qualifications and registration (NMC/HCPC/SSC)  or a relevant Social Care qualification to minimum of SCQF Level 9 with consolidated post qualification learning.
Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Relevant qualifications and registration
2. Proven experience of working with an array of adult 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.

Important Information Regarding Interviews and Assessment
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 'MS Teams' or ‘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.

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

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 lorna.dunipace@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.

Wednesday 13th October 7pm to 8pm
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Wednesday 20th of October 7pm to 8pm
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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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