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Carers Practice Advisor

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/331343/37845
  • Published: Fri 01/12/2023, 8:34 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 11/12/2023, 8:34 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £31262 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Woking

The starting salary for this role is £31,262 per annum based on a 36-hour working week. This is a 9 month fixed term contract until 02/09/2024.

We will also be accepting part-time applications.

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 North West Mental Health Surrey Area Social Care Team.

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. You will also be providing support to the Mental Health social care team in North West Surrey areas including Woking, Spelthorne and Runnymede.

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, 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 the Senior Carers Practice and Development Lead. You will collaborate to discover new ways of working to ensure delivery of 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.

To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:

  • 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
  • Evidence of good IT (Information Technology) skills, and other Microsoft Office applications and have experience presenting to small groups
  • Skills in strength-based, person centred approaches and how service delivery is outcome focused
  • Evidence of good co-production with carers and support groups
  • Ability to travel across north west 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 11/12/2023 with interviews to follow.

This is a 9 month fixed term contract until the 02/09/2024. We will also be accepting part-time applications.

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Lisa Woodruff on 07215106665 or Charlotte Macgregror on 07968833095

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our website.

Our Commitment

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.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/331343/37845
  • Published: Fri 01/12/2023, 8:34 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 11/12/2023, 8:34 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £31262 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Woking

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