Vacancy: Self Directed Support (SDS) – Senior Worker

NJC Spinal Column Points 29-31 £25,694 – £27,394 pa/pro-rata

Hours: 20 hours per week

This is a permanent post.

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The SDS Senior Worker will be responsible for the line management of the Self Directed Support (SDS) staff and the effective day to day delivery of the SDS service at an operational level. To ensure that outcomes are delivered in line with individual SDS packages, Adult Social Care , commissioners , partners and organisational expectations.

Purpose of the role

To ensure that all organisational, service and other specific systems, policies and procedures are understood, adhered to and periodically reviewed by the SDS staff team.

To liaise closely with all appropriate stakeholders (SDS service user, Adult Social Care workers, and family members) and SDS staff team member in the design of a quality, recovery-focused SDS individual support package.
To be responsible for the management, recruitment, induction and co-ordination of staff to meet service user requirements.

You will need to have experience of managing and leading people either in a work or voluntary capacity, also working with people with challenging behaviour. You will need to have experience of working with service users who experience mental health problems and/or other difficulties. Excellent knowledge of mental health practice issues and SDS is essential along with knowledge of safeguarding and risk management.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd August 2016
Interview Date: Wednesday 14th September 2016

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone.

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Applications should be returned to:

Touchstone House
2-4 Middleton Crescent
LS11 6JU


Please return all completed applications to either the email or postal address.