The Disabled Children’s Service in Islington supports families with children who have complex Disabilities.
We require an enthusiastic individual who is dynamic with exceptional commitment, drive, vision and passion to work alongside our Disabled Children’s Social Work Team.
The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience of supporting Children and Young People with Disabilities and their families and have a good understanding of the challenges that many families face accessing the right support through the delivery of Personal Budgets, Direct Payments and Short Breaks Services for Disabled Children and Young People.
The role of the Support Planner is to assist and support Social Workers to devise and develop Personal Budgets and Support Plans in line with needs using SMART goals and outcomes identified in Children and Family Single Assessments and Child in Need Reviews.
The Support Planner will be part of the Disabled Children’s Service, support planning for Disabled Children and Young People who have a Social Worker supported by the Disabled Children’s Team.
This also include supporting Social Workers to further develop their practice skills regarding Personal Budgets and Support Planning for Disabled Children through modelling good practice.
Additional duties will include attendance at CIN Review meetings, liaison with Short Breaks Providers and working closely with the Direct Payments Advisor and the Finance Monitoring Officer to ensure families who utilise Direct Payments through Personal Budgets and Support Plans have their budgets reviewed annually and are supported to access support and advice regarding employment contracts, direct payment arrangements though managed account providers and payroll companies and pre-paid cards.
As an employer and service provider, Islington Council is committed to eliminating discrimination and valuing diversity in all of our activities.
We also recognise our community leadership role and will use this opportunity to promote our commitment to equality, diversity, community cohesion and fairness.
We will monitor and address unequal outcomes for different equality groups and on the basis of socio-economic status to achieve our vision of fairness for all.
Dignity for All’is the Equality and Diversity Policy for Islington Council. The Charter for Fairness and Equality lays out the agreed commitments between the Council and our partners.
These policies provide the framework for embedding equality and diversity in all aspects of our work. The Single Equality Scheme will translate our commitments into practice.
The benefits of this post includes :
Specially designed core Disabled Children’s Service training programme, professional development opportunities, regular reflective supervision, good pension scheme and generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and an experienced management team.
Please ensure you address the person specification fully, referencing how you meet each specification in turn as fully as possible.
Closing Date : Sunday 12 July 2020 23 : 59
Interview & Test date : Friday 24 July 2020
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rodney Gray, Service Manager DCS, 0207 527 3286
This advert closes on Sunday 12 Jul 2020
Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme
About Disability Confident A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer.
It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.
For more details please go to Disability Confident.