Qualified Practitioner Level 2 (PLD Team)

Employer: Surrey County Council

  • Reference: 100001049
  • Published on: Thu 06/03/2014 13:02 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 05/04/2014 13:02 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36
  • Salary: £33019 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey

Salary, working hours & location
36 hours per week £33019 per annum

Additional Information
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formally known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

The Role
There’s never been a more exciting time to join Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council. We’ve had a major review of how we work and are currently implementing these changes. Surrey County Council has recently completed a Public Value Review of services for people with a learning disability. The review has concluded that to deliver significant efficiencies while also improving the quality, range and affordability of services for these individuals and families, our focus must be on realising our aspirations of personalisation. The Adult Social Care Directorate is therefore making a significant long-term investment in 5 new full time qualified practitioner posts. We are looking for experienced qualified practitioners to work with people with learning disabilities forming an experienced team that: a) Undertake a targeted programme of reviews and re-assessments for people with a learning disability supported by Surrey County Council, over the next three years b) Develop Surrey’s skills and ability as an adult social care service to develop person-centred support planning in innovative, creative, flexible and cost-effective ways working in partnership with individuals and their family / carers c) Work alongside commissioners negotiating with strategic providers to develop current services and create a new market for services for people using individual budgets d) Work closely with Quality Assurance, Safeguarding Advisors and Procurement On a day-to-day basis you will be part of a countywide team based in Chertsey. There will be close liaison between this countywide team and the commissioning team who will be responsible for prioritising the work and preparing a clearly defined brief and work-plan to carry out reviews and reassessments of people placed within Surrey and out of county. Promoting independence, choice and control is at the heart of these posts. Successful applicants must therefore be able to demonstrate an applied knowledge and understanding of personalisation principles. You will have particular knowledge and skills in working with people with a learning disability or want to develop your interest this particular area of practice. You should have a demonstrable commitment and passion to working with people in a person-centred way, proactively seeking to empower them and maximising their potential for independence. As a level 2 practitioner you will need to have substantial post qualification experience. You will have an applied knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and our statutory responsibilities, routinely work with more complex cases and be a competent safeguarding practitioner. The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the country, in a timely and effective manner at various times of the day in accordance with the needs of the job. You will also have a commitment to reflective learning and your continuing professional development in order to meet the full accountabilities of this post. All post holders must be IT competent and all applicants will complete a standard IT Test as part of the recruitment process.

Interview Date
Please note that this job will close at 23:59 on 06/04/2014

Contact Information
For more information or for an informal discussion about these roles please contact Dena Kirkpatrick on 01483 518082 in the first instance.

About SCC
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice, reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups

Equal Opportunities

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve.