The starting salary for this role is £29,291 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
This position is offered on a 12-month secondment basis, please seek line manager approval before applying.
Surrey County Council is determined to transform the way it works. This includes how it provides support to young people with a disability and their families. Our Transition Team, based in Woking or Reigate, is a dynamic and vibrant countywide service for young people aged between 14 and 25. Although we sit in Adult Social Care, our journey with the people we support starts much earlier, at academic year 9. Within Surrey County Council, the Transition Team sits in a unique and favourable position of being able to undertake frontline work across both Children and Adult Services.
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?
Our Carer Practice Advisor position is an exciting and varied role that promotes good practice in whole family assessment and support planning within our Social Care Teams.
A day in the life a Carer Practice Advisor may include:
- leading 1:1 and group good practice sessions with colleagues
- developing and delivering training to small groups within your team
- networking with education and local voluntary sector organisations
- presenting information sessions to public groups
- representing your team at local strategy groups
- supporting a colleague on a complex visit involving a parent carer
- 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
- developing an action plan to deliver improvements and best practice
You will work alongside the Transition Team as well as our area-based team of other Carer Practice Advisers over seen by our Senior Carers Practice and Development Lead to collaborate on new ways of working to deliver best practice and improve your teams Carers performance. This is all in line with our Carers Strategy to really influence change and make sure no one is left behind.
To help us deliver this vital support to families at a pivotal point in their journey to adulthood, we need passionate people who are equally determined about making a difference to someone’s life.
Could you help families with a young adult with a disability live their best life? Do you want to be part of a team that knows the value of building strong partnerships and promoting higher expectations at every level?
Your input will be paramount in helping to shape the team to achieve its’ vision as well as delivering a high-quality service to the residents of Surrey.
The Transition Team is a constantly evolving, fast paced service, where we like to keep challenging ourselves to achieve best practice and outcomes. We are a resilient team that is both welcoming and value driven. Working with us will provide you with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as positive career advancement opportunities.
In joining the Transition Team, you will benefit from a rich tapestry of experience. We challenge inequalities that prevent young people with disabilities and their carers from living a life free of discrimination and limitations. We work with a wide range of professionals and providers who enable us to look at an individual’s needs holistically and consider our service response from a whole family perspective.
To be considered for this position you will be able to demonstrate:
- Experience of working with carers and young carers in social care context
- Competence in leading and developing carer’s practice within the team
- Ability to support carers in complex situations through finding creative and dynamic solutions
- Good IT skills, and other MS Office applications with experience presenting to small groups
Working in this role, you will demonstrate sound knowledge of the Care Act (2014) and Mental Capacity Act (2005). You will work with internal and external partners to raise the profile of both adult and young carers. As well as this, you will be skilled in strength-based approaches and ensure service delivery is outcome focused and evidence strong coproduction with carers.
If you are organised, hardworking, enjoy being a part of a team but also able to work under your own initiative, motivated by helping others improve their skills and practice, and enthusiastic about whole family and personalised approaches we’d be happy to hear from you.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18/12/2022 with interviews to follow.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Sally Graham on 07968 833 963.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.