The Best in You Brings Out the Best in Me
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for a dynamic and motivated National Self Directed Support Project Coordinator to join us in ensuring every person who has a learning disability can access their right to choose and direct their own social care support.
ENABLE Scotland believes in the power of human rights driven, person-centred social care, and we want every person who has a learning disability and their family carer who needs it, to access it – and for their support to be designed by them to live the life they choose. This exciting, brand new role builds on the success of our established Self Directed Support (SDS) project in Fife which has supported hundreds of individuals with learning disabilities and their families in that area to access information about their rights to self-directed support, and to navigate their way through the system to access and direct their own social care support to live the life they choose. This innovative national post will take the learning from that project and make it available to individuals and families everywhere in Scotland - the first national advice line for individuals who have a learning disability and families who want to access SDS support
The National SDS Service will work alongside ENABLE Scotland’s Family Connect helpline, which will be the route for families and individuals who have a learning disability themselves to access the service. We are looking for someone who is values driven, passionate about change and able to support individuals and families to visualise how this should happen through values driven social care practice.
The National SDS Service will provide people with learning disabilities and their family carers across Scotland with accurate and up to date information and impartial advice about self directed support. It will link them to local community resources, support and organisations to enable them to achieve the outcomes that are important to them. These referrals will come through Family Connect either through the advice line, email service or through Family Connect seminars.
Your role would involve advocating for individuals with a learning disability and their family carers across Scotland. You will offer up to date advice and guidance on SDS and related challenges across Scotland. You will get to know individuals and families and work to understand their personal situation which will allow you to support them to plan how to meet their outcomes and achieve their goals. You will achieve this through person-centred planning and applying the principles and values that SDS is more than a budget. You will engage with these individuals and their family carers digitally, and in time face-to-face.
You will follow the recording processes of the organisation to document the progress of each individual case you support and will be responsible for keeping case files up to date. You will also support with reporting on the outcomes of the service.
You will build connections across Scotland with partner organisations to offer localised support to individuals and families where required. Through building these connections you will also promote the service and the increase the number of individuals and families we support.
You will engage digitally with individuals, family carers and partner organisations through social media. This will include having an ENABLE Scotland specific Twitter and Facebook profile and engaging through the Family Connect social media.
You will also build a knowledge base of SDS guidance and policy across different local authorities and pull together themes of SDS challenges across different areas to allow impact on policy-making and funders.
You will host and arrange regular online seminars and workshops for family carers of someone with a learning disability.
You will collect evidence that will help ENABLE Scotland to campaign for better access to self directed human rights driven social care for all.