The starting salary for this role is £31,262 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
This is a fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity until 30th June 2024.
Are you passionate about ensuring adult carers and young carers get the support they need? Are you looking for a new opportunity to make a difference for families that need social care support?
We are excited to be hiring a new Carers Practice Advisor to join our amazing Mid Surrey Area Social Care Teams.
Our Carer Practice Advisor position is an exciting and varied role that promotes best practice in whole family assessment and support planning within our Adult Social Care Teams and provides support to the social care teams in Epsom, Elmbridge and Mole Valley and at the acute hospital, Epsom General.
What we can offer you:
- 26 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 2 years and 30 after 5 years of continuous local government service) plus Bank Holidays - with the opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave
- Agile working opportunities - your work/life balance is important to us!
- Training and Development - Superb opportunities for development including a Readiness Programme, Preceptorship, Structured Induction Programme
- A supportive, 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
- Car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff for more information.
About the Role
A day in the life of the role may include: leading 1:1 and group good practice sessions with colleagues; developing and delivering training to small groups within your team; and networking with our colleagues in the health sector, carers support organisations and local voluntary sector groups. You will be presenting information sessions to public groups, representing your team at local strategy groups, and supporting a colleague on a complex visit involving a carer.
Other typical tasks will include delivering preventative, early identification workshops at carer support group sessions in our local communities and education settings, reviewing your team's performance against defined carer and young carer performance measures, and developing an action plan to deliver improvements and best practice.
You will work alongside your team-based Adult Social Care practitioners as well as our area-based team of other Carer Practice Advisors overseen by our Senior Carers Practice & Development Lead. You will collaborate with them on new ways of working to deliver best practice and improve your teams Carers performance. This is all in line with the Care Act 2014 and our Carers Strategy to really influence change and make sure no one is left behind.
You will work with internal and external partners to raise the profile of both adult and young carers. You will be competent in leading and developing carer's practice within the team and able to support carers in complex situations through finding creative and dynamic support solutions.
To help us deliver this vital support to our carers in Surrey we need passionate people who are equally determined about making a difference to someone's life.
In your application, we would love to hear about your:
- Experience of working with carers and young carers in social care context.
- Working knowledge of Care Act 2014 legislation
- Experience dealing with internal and external partners, voluntary and other key carer organisations, and stakeholders.
- Good IT (Information Technology) skills and experience of using Microsoft Office applications and presenting to small groups.
- Skills in strength-based, person-centred approaches and how service delivery is outcome focused.
- Experience of good co-production with carers and support groups.
- Ability to travel across the Mid area of Surrey to support carers
At Surrey we work together openly and honestly to provide our residents with an excellent service that is inclusive and respectful of all. We offer a wide range of benefits that allow you to develop within your career without having to sacrifice your work/life balance.
You can read more about our benefits, vision and values on our website by clicking apply.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17/12/2023.
This is a 6 month secondment opportunity/ fixed term contract until 30th June 2024.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Lisa Woodruff Truscott on 07815 706665.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.