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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

Parent Support Worker Manager

Ealing, W53ST, UK
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Company: SOCIAL STAFFING

Job Type: Permanent, PartTime

Salary: £32000/annum

Job Title: Co-Production and Engagement Coordinator

Hours: 21 hours Salary: 32,000 pro rata

Contract: 1 year Location: Ealing

Responsible to: EAS - Service Development Manager

About this role:

Co-production means making something together. We believe in the importance and value of the voice of lived experience in shaping not only our services, but the services within our borough.

Our overall approach is to support and train experts by experience to facilitate the gathering of lived experience insights and to represent and influence the quality, development and evaluation of services.

Working within the Parent Support service, you will undertake line management duties for three staff, holding supervisions to provide support and guidance.

You will ensure that the voice of people with disabilities and their families are consistently being asked for and listened to within the local authority, and support them to actively participate in service design and service delivery.

We work closely with both Childrens and Adult services within the local authority to ensure the co-production of key strategies.

We facilitate Ealing Power Groups - these are voluntary groups consisting of young people and adults with learning disabilities. The Power groups play an integral part in speaking up and ensuring that the voice learning disabilities are being heard by the decision makers within the borough. They co-chair the adults Learning Disability Partnership Board and, and work closely with the all age Autism and the childrens SEND executive boards.

We asked the Power group members what type of person they'd like to see join the team;

“Organised & Professional” “Friendly” “Patient”

“Knows the issues we have to deal with” “Can explain things clearly”

“Stands up for us and helps us stand up for ourselves!”

This is a part- time 21 hrs per week post, which will include a degree of flexibility to accommodate parents/carers when they are available. The post holder will be based at The Lido, working alongside colleagues in the Ealing Advice Service Consortium, and will travel regularly within the Borough to other locations to promote the service and meet with children and adults.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Championing the value of lived experience in co-design, co-implementation and co-evaluation, and power of peer support in co-delivery

Develop and strengthen mechanisms and processes for co-production in Ealing, working closely with both Childrens and Adults services within the local authority to achieve this.

Outreach and community engagement to increase membership of adult and young people's Power Groups.

Working with experts by experience from a range of different communities to gather insights and understand specific needs and issues

Support and develop current Power Group members to ensure a positive meaningful experience.

Support the Power group to co-produce relevant pieces of work relating to the Ealing Learning Disability Partnership board and SEND executive board.

Support Power Group members to co-chair partnerships boards, as well as prepare and present to the boards.

Work closely with the local authority commissioners to implement the new Learning Disability strategy priorities.

To identify trends and changes that affect people's lives, collating this information to help us make a more positive impact. Sharing this information with the wider team to enable us to give disabled people and their parents a louder voice.

This is a community facing role and will require the post holder to have excellent engagement and influencing skills.

To work with staff across all services to create new and innovative ways for our customers to contribute to the development and delivery of our services.

To carry out line management duties for staff. This includes monthly supervision, appraisals, and probationary reviews in accordance with policies and procedures

Attend and participate in staff meetings, team meetings, appraisals, training and other meetings as required
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