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Self Directed Support Officer

Posted 5 February by NHS Highland Featured Ended
Corporate Services

Department: Social Care

Location: Assynt House, Inverness

Post Title: Self Directed Support Officer

Full time 35hpw, fixed term/secondment – 1 year

Grade: HC07 Salary Scale: £25878 - £29163

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced individual to the post of Self Directed Support Officer (for Children and Young People). This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside staff in NHS Highland and Highland Council to support and promote the Self Directed Support legislation, specifically in relation to Children and Young People.

This post is fixed term for 1 year and has been created through funding from the Scottish Government.

The role will include working with key staff across both organisations, the general public and people in receipt of Self Directed Support to facilitate the effective delivery of services through Self Directed Support. The role includes supporting the on-going development of processes and procedures required in the delivery if services through Self Directed Support. There will be a focus on supporting people in receipt of SDS Option 1, a Direct Payment, in terms of set-up, monitoring and managing Direct Payments. The post holder will work as part of an Implementation Group to support people in receipt of Direct Payments to move from the existing payment system to the new payment card system throughout 2018.

Applications are invited from individuals with a positive ‘can do’ attitude, who are skilled in communication, problem solving, seeking solutions.

Informal enquiries to Jeni-Lin Knott, Self Directed Support; tel; email:

Application packs can be downloaded via our website or are available from, and to be returned to, the Employment Services Section, Assynt House, Beechwood Business Park, Inverness IV2 3BW; telor by emailing your name and address to

Short-listed applicants may be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Please quote reference in the subject line of your email – IM7/18/020

Reference: 34393888

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