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ID2022-3711 - Child Health Practitioner

Salary - £31,542 - £36,129

Location - This job will initially be based remotely (working from home) with occasional days in an office location (Dundee/Glasgow)

Hours - 37 hours per week

Closing Date - 12th October 2022 at midnight

Reference - ID2022-3711

Employment Type - Permanent


This is an exciting time to join us to support the ever growing Child Disability Payment. This role will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to help shape the development of this new service and ensure we make the right decisions for our clients.

Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government set up to deliver devolved and new benefits. We deliver Social Security with dignity, fairness and respect to people from all walks of life.


£31,542 - £36,129 + Pay Supplement £1500 - £4500 | Full or Part Time Hours | No weekends, nights or shift work | 25 Days Holiday (increasing to 30 after 4 years’ service) plus 11.5 Public and Privilege days.

Please note all salaries are subject to Scottish Governments 2022/2023 pay award updates.

Main Duties

• You will provide expert advice and decision making support to our Case Managers working on Child Disability Payment which replaces Child Disability Living Allowance.
• Providing expertise and advice on child physical health, mental health and learning disabilities to Case Managers, ensuring they are able to make robust and fair decisions and understand how a child or young person’s condition may impact their day to day life and that of their family.
• You will provide advice on a broad range of matters, for example, suggesting what further supporting information about a child or young person’s condition should be obtained to support decision making.
• You will help Case Managers to understand how a child or young person’s condition may impact their daily life and that of their family.
• You will contribute to and influence continuous improvement to help shape and develop this new service.
• Engaging with clients, medical and social care professionals to understand the impact of the client’s circumstances and condition and the support in place to help them.
• You will also work closely with the Scottish Government’s Social Security, Health & Social Care, and Children & Families Directorates to ensure that devolved disability benefits reflect Ministerial ambitions to provide a fair system of Social Security that prioritises the dignity, fairness and respect of clients.
• Participate in audit and peer review activities as required by Social Security Scotland and Scottish Ministers.

Further Information

Social Security Scotland are a Disability Confident Employer. We will consider and implement any reasonable adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment process and during the course of your employment, should you be successful in securing a post. If you feel you may require assistance with any part of our recruitment process, please contact us at

More information about the role and how to apply is available at: Child Health Practitioner

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