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Qualified Practitioner Supported Living
Location: Shrewsbury
Salary:£17.00
Reference:BBS/SUPPORTEDLIVING
Date: 16 Oct 2020

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for a Qualified Practitioner Supported Living in a temp position for our client.

The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with prior experience within a role

Main Duties

This post is in the Adult Social Care Commissioning and Governance Team within the area of supported living where the emphasis is on maximising independence to enable people to remain in their supported living schemes and enabling them to increase their independence.

With access to advice and within normal arrangements for departmental accountability, to offer a professional service to vulnerable adults including people with a Disability, in particular those in supported living schemes and their carers taking account of the framework of relevant legislation, Council policy and Partnership policies.  This may take the form of: -

•Carrying out assessments and reassessments of individuals living in supported living schemes.

•Offering advice and guidance to individuals, their carers, care providers and housing providers around how individuals needs can continue to be met whilst offering them increased independence with the introduction of equipment, assistive and advanced technology.

•Specialist knowledge and experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities.

•To undertake training, as required.

•Use of a strength-based model in practice and performance

•Engagement and development of customer interaction encouraging and valuing contribution to practice.

•To work in line with legislation, council policies and procedures

•In collaboration with other professionals, to make an assessment of individuals needs and implement and monitor the agreed support plan, as appropriate.

•To contribute to the development of all aspects of the services

•As part of the requirement of the HCPC/NMC registration you will be required to maintain evidence of continuing Professional Development in the agreed format.

•To co-ordinate the use of all resources - fieldwork, supported living, assistive technology and day care - towards the development of a preventative service.

•To maintain records and statistics in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.

•To attend meetings and act as a representative of the Department, as required.  To attend training sessions and contribute to team training sessions, as appropriate.

•To liaise with other statutory and voluntary agencies, as appropriate.

•To comply with safe systems of work in accordance with the Department’s Health and Safety and Welfare policies and procedures.

•To develop an understanding and awareness of issues related to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice and to demonstrate this in carrying out your duties.

•Responsible for promoting continuing personal and professional/vocational development of self through staff development processes.

•The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties, not specifically mentioned in this Job Description.

These duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The post holder will be expected to become involved in a range of work to enable the service to respond effectively to the changing requirements of the Council and changes affecting the workforce.

Essential:

•Experience of working with adults

•Experience of assessing and supporting adults transitioning into supported living

•Commitment to supporting, advising and advocating with this client group

•Commitment to multi-disciplinary working

•Commitment to the use and promotion of personal budgets and of service users shaping, taking more control and having more creative and flexible choices about how their needs are met and the services they wish to purpose within their budgets to meet their needs

•Experience of care management, assessing needs within a statutory framework, assessing eligible needs adhering to relevant legislation

•Reporting and investigating allegations of abuse and safeguarding vulnerable adults

•Experience of work with service users with wide ranging needs, e.g. physical disabilities, learning disabilities, dual diagnosis, mental health, younger people in transition and older adults with complex health needs

•Experience of multi-agency, multi-disciplinary working, working with voluntary and third sector agencies

•Commitment to citizen advocacy and prompting service user involvement

•Experience of working with carers and supporting their needs

•The ability to communicate well verbally with service users and their families and with other professionals by telephone and in person.

•To communicate in writing and word process information with accuracy, objectivity and in a timely manner.  To use email and other internal communication methods as appropriate.

•Report and assessment writing skills.

•Accurately documenting assessments of needs, reassessing and documenting new and existing personal budgets and setting goals with service users relating to their support needs and support plans.

Requirements 

Start date- ASAP

Pay rate – £17.00

Hours per week – 37.00

HCPC Registration

Enhanced DBS

5 Years of References