£24,697 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Epsom Health & Care Alliance, Epsom General Hospital, Dorking Road, Epsom, Surrey KT18 7EG.
This role involves shift work including weekend working.
This is a full time position but part time applications will be considered.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, (pro-rata for part time positions) local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
Do you want to deliver truly person-centred care in an innovative, new service where health and care professionals work as one team to coordinate people’s entire care needs? Where you will be helping people to live safely and independently at home and reduce the time they need to spend in hospital?
If so, you’ll be excited by a new local service, Epsom Health and Care, a partnership of four local organisations who have come together in response to what local people have told us they want: "for social care and health professionals to provide seamless, coordinated support and care in the community".
You will join a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, GPs, community matrons, therapists (physiotherapists and occupational therapists), social care practitioners, healthcare and re-ablement assistants who together support people over 65 who are at most risk of hospital admission, ensuring their care is truly coordinated around their needs and those of their carer.
Between them they organise and provide nursing and re-ablement care at home, and arrange additional urgent assessment and tests at the Epsom Health and Care Community Assessment and Diagnostics Unit (‘CADU’) at Epsom General Hospital, if required. They also liaise with voluntary and third sector organisations to ensure local residents receive the right health and care support to safely remain at home.
Epsom Health and Care is seeking passionate individuals who are able to see beyond organisational and professional boundaries to deliver truly person-centred care. People who will thrive on making this new and innovative service a success by working in new ways, learning new skills and working across different agencies and roles for the benefit of our service users.
Epsom Health and Care is a partnership service run by Surrey County Council, CSH Surrey, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and GP Health Partners Ltd.
This role sits within the Epsom Heath and Care service team. You will be employed by Surrey County Council, one of the four local organisations that runs the service. Interviews will be with the employing organisation and a representative from one of the other partner organisations.
As a Senior Social Care Assistant, you will be part of a team and will have access to direction, support and supervision from a qualified Social Worker.
You will have frequent direct contact with the public on the phone as well as visiting them in their own home or care setting. Your role will involve a variety of tasks including assessing peoples needs and carrying out regular reviews.
You will work in partnership with individuals, their carers, and professional staff in other agencies, service providers and Support Brokers in order to support vulnerable adults and their families to identify and arrange services that meet their needs and promote independence, choice and control.
You will have a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their needs or where best interests decisions need to be made on their behalf, they may need close monitoring, or frequent review or interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may be involved in carrying out risk assessments and prescribing basic daily living equipment and minor property adaptations. You will be involved in supporting safeguarding investigations and attending safeguarding meetings with the support of qualified practitioners.
Senior Social Care Assistants will have substantial experience of working directly with people with social care needs, including visiting them in their own homes. You will be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments.
You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the county. Therefore you will need to be a car driver and have access to a car.
Post holders may work with any combination, or all, of the following care groups: older people, people with physical, sensory, cognitive impairments, people with a learning disability and people with mental health problems.
For an informal discussion contact Tracey Pope-Warren by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 5th March 2017
Interviews will take place on 16th March 2017
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.