Learning Disability and Autism Service – Learning Disability and Autism Team
£48,819 - £51,837
The post also attracts a £3000 Market supplement payment
The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east. It is well connected by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock. Newham has a large housing regeneration programme that will build over 1,000 new council homes by 2022.
We have the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.
Newham Adult Social Care has recognised that we want to work in co-production with our residents with Learning Disabilities and Autism, to ensure that we provide a holistic person centred service to ensure that we support people to live fulfilling lives. We have recently restructured our services so that we have a specialist Learning Disabilities and Autism Team; we are looking for a Team Manager to join us on our journey so that we can deliver better services.
The team forms part of the Council’s whole life approach to ensure that people of any age with learning disabilities and autism can live healthy, safe, independent and fulfilling lives. We are working with our partners to develop an integrated service and improved journey for residents. We want to ensure services join and smooth out some of the issues customers and their carers experience at different stages in their lives.
The team will work with our partners who lead advocacy services for disabled people, family carers and faith groups together with the Partnership Board. Their help is essential to ensure we explore the full range of expertise and resources in our communities. The work of the team will be organised around 4 themes:
· Building community capacity and access to universal services
· Shaping independence and day opportunities
· Transforming accommodation and support
· Delivering the ‘Own front door’ programme
Each of these themes are interdependent, as is every member of the team.
We absolutely want to increase the number of people living independently in their own homes; with everyday access to employment and/or other worthwhile pastimes.
The team is in development, plenty of opportunities lay ahead, but we are excited by this as we have a real chance to make a genuine difference.
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Closing Date: 3.3.21
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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