£27,099 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Epsom General Hospital, Dorking Road, Epsom, KT18 7EG. The work involves travelling within Surrey and also other parts of the county. Therefore you will need to be a car driver and have access to a car.
Our service runs from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. In practice you are likely to be required to work a minimum of one weekend shift per month and one late shift per week. Staff who are on the rota to work a shift falling on a weekend will be given a day off in lieu. Full time applicants will be contracted to a 36 hour week and these hours will be worked on a rota basis across 7 days a week. Further information regarding the working pattern can be discussed at interview.
This role includes duty work and attending ward multi-disciplinary meetings and family meetings.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.
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.
About the role
We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Social Care Assistant based within the Adult Social Care team at Epsom General Hospital. This role also requires cover for Epsom and St. Helier Hospital.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to build on existing skills and to gain experience of working in a hospital setting. Working within the team, you will be liaising closely with the NHS to understand and to make a difference to people being discharged from hospital. You will gain a deeper knowledge of the continuing care process and integrated health and Social care and how this looks in practice.
We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who enjoy working with people and can work in a high pressure acute hospital environment. You will have an important role in the team helping to deliver high quality personalised adult social care and supporting timely, safe and effective hospital discharges. This is a fast paced and highly pressured role and being able to manage the demand to ensure service needs are met is essential.
Our vision is 'Working with all our partners to make a difference to the lives of people, through trusted, personalised and universal social care support, so people have choice and control, and can maximise their wellbeing and independence in their local community'.
You will be part of a team and have access to direction, support and supervision from a Supervisor (in some cases a qualified Social Worker). You will have frequent direct contact with the public on the phone as well as visiting them in on the ward, in their own home or care setting. Your role will involve a variety of tasks including assessing people's needs and carrying out regular reviews.
You will work in partnership with individuals, their carers, 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. Knowledge of Basic Safeguarding would be beneficial.
Senior Social Care Assistants 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, as you 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.
You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
For an informal discussion contact Clare Hunt or Katie Withers on 01372 832360.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th September 2019.
Interviews will take place on 17th October 2019.
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.
Shortlisted applicants who are unsuccessful at interview for this post will be offered the opportunity to take part in the Health Education England Career Navigator Project to receive advice and support with overcoming barriers to employment, career development and signposting to other suitable roles. Participation will be on an opt-in basis.