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Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow High Street office /Home working
  • Closing 7th May 2021


  • Advertised from 29th April 2021
  • Secondment (6-12 months). Various hours of work.

Role

Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government set up to deliver many devolved and new benefits.

These benefits will be introduced in stages by the Scottish Government and when fully operational we will be delivering benefits for people from all walks of life. These could be people with disabilities, carers, young people and people on low incomes.

We currently have opportunities for Practitioners to join us on a secondment basis to support the roll out of Child Disability Payment.

This is a new and exciting role allowing you to influence change and an opportunity to help shape and develop this new service. Your expertise and advice will ensure we make the right decisions for our clients based on our values of dignity, fairness, and respect.

This role is an excellent opportunity for those looking to develop their skills, and would suit individuals who are qualified Social Workers or Care Managers (SVQ Level 4) with at least 2 year experience working with families and children with disability.

Whilst these roles will be based in our Glasgow High Street office, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all our offices are currently closed and working from home is the default position for the foreseeable future.

Remote working will be considered throughout the duration of the secondment if this is your preference, so we would welcome applicants from further afield. Alternative working patterns can also be accommodated.

As a Practitioner you will be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). You will provide expert advice and decision making support to our Case Managers working on Child Disability Payment (CDP) which replaces Child Disability Living Allowance.

Working on a daily basis with colleagues in a newly developing multidisciplinary team, your role will be to provide expertise and advice on child physical health, mental health and learning disabilities to Case Managers ensuring they are able to make robust and fair decisions. You will contribute to the design and continuous improvement of various aspects of the disability benefits system, including the decision making process.

Providing advice on a broad range of matters, for example, advising what further supporting information about a child or young person’s condition should be obtained to aid decision making will also form part of your role. You will also lead and help Case Managers to understand how a child or young person’s condition may impact their day to day life and that of their family.

In addition to providing support to Case Managers, you may also engage with clients, and medical and social care professionals to understand the impact of the applicant’s circumstances and condition and the support in place to help them.

You will also work closely with the Scottish Government’s Social Security, Health & Social Care, and Children & Families Directorates to ensure that devolved disability benefits reflect Ministerial ambitions to provide a fair system of Social Security that prioritises the dignity and respect of clients.

Application notes

To apply please send a current CV outlining your qualifications and experience to jillian.fraser@socialsecurity.gov.scot.

Further information about Social Security Scotland and the work that we do can be found on our website at Social Security Scotland - Homepage.

If you would like further information on this role please contact jillian.fraser@socialsecurity.gov.scot. to arrange an informal chat.

Closing date for applications Friday 7th May 1200 midday.