Current vacancies

Self Directed Support Information Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,111
  • Based in Grangemouth & mobile throughout Forth Valley Area (Falkirk, Stirling & Clackmannanshire)
  • Closing 8th July 2019

The Officer will work as part of a small team providing Self Directed Support information and guidance across the Forth Valley Area. This is to individuals, carers, families and our Health and Social Care partners with a focus on:

  • Increasing the number of people able to make informed choices about using Self Directed Support (SDS) to take more control of their lives
  • Increasing the number of people who make a positive choice to use option 1 to maximise their control
  • Improving confidence and skills of those choosing to employ personal assistants
  • Providing information, guidance and support in signposting to people who do not qualify for SDS

The officer will report back to the SDS Co coordinator.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Self Directed Support Community Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Based in Grangemouth and mobile throughout the Forth Valley Area (Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire)
  • Closing 5th March 2019

Role overview

The Officer will work as part of a small local team, providing Self Directed Support information while also developing support across the Forth Valley Area. Providing guidance and support to supported people and carers with a focus on:

· Working with people to ensure they feel more informed, listened to and less stressed in relation to the Persons Pathway, Self-Directed Support process and right practices.

· Exploring choice and control regarding personal outcomes support planning while engaging with the 4 SDS Options while managing expectations.

· Providing guidance and support for people so they are better prepared, more confident to engage and contribute to social care assessments and reviews, while pursuing what matters to them.

· Growing people’s skills to feel more engaged, included and empowered to explore choices and manage their social care packages while facilitating people’s aspirations

· Designing, compiling and circulating information to increase knowledge and understanding rights and principles of Self-Directed Support

· Facilitating workshops with learning and development opportunities to supported and non-supported individuals and partners.

· Being strategically active and a key link in SDS activities with Local Authorities, Community groups, organisations, schools and clubs and voluntary sector providers across Forth Valley.

· Empowering people and local groups to take appropriate action towards choice and control within the ethos and spirit of Self-Directed Support.

· Putting plans into action and delivery of plans in line with the projects aims.

· Assessing progress against agreed measures, refining actions and evaluating as necessary.

The Community Engagement Officer will work autonomously while liaising closely with the SDS Coordinator.

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to disclosure checks under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme.

The position is funded by Inspiring Scotland who manage the Support in The Right Direction project.)