The main purpose of the job is to support the delivery of Option one of the Self-Directed Support Act (2013) including providing information, advice and support regarding managing a Direct Payment. The post-holder will also be responsible for ad hoc tasks which may arise from the implementation
To support the delivery of the SDS Implementation Plan in relation to Direct Payments.
To provide information, promotion, advice and support in relation to Direct Payments on behalf of Moray Council and Moray Community Health & Social Care Partnership.
To monitor and report progress with the uptake of Direct Payments and recruitment of Personal Assistants.
To work collaboratively with all partners, including internal and external teams and agencies.
To develop supports aimed at enabling and empowering people who are considering, or are in receipt of a Direct Payment.
To undertake financial reviews where Direct Payments are in place and to alert CCO/SW/SDS Officer of any irregularities found during the review. To undertake other relevant duties associated with this position.
Knowledge of SDS Policy/Legislation
Experience of multi-agency working
SVQ Level 3/HNC in Social Care or equivalent*
Excellent written and verbal communication and ability to communicate with people taking into account of their support needs
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications – e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access
Self-confident and self-motivated
Demonstrate an ability to work on a number of tasks at one time
Demonstrate an ability to achieve deadlines
Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to prioritise tasks and workload
Ability to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
Ability to promote the rights of people we support in relation to Direct Payments
Ability to empower Direct payment recipients and encourage independence within legal constraints
Demonstrate competence in personal organisational and time management skills
Ability to work as part of a team.
Willingness to accept direction/delegation
Closing date: 27 November 2020
Starting Salary: £21,507
£11.41 per hour
36.25 hours per week
For further information contact Michelle Fleming, 07971 999502
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