We currently have a full-time position available for Senior Social Care Assistant within the Adult Social Care Personal Care & Support team based at Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7UJ.
Our role is to assess to discharge residents of Surrey in a safe and timely manner. You will be closely working within a multi disciplinary team and will always be working within a whole system approach. You will be an excellent communicator, motivated, supportive, flexible, creative and a team player. You will have or develop a passion for hospital social work and thrive on a fast pace working environment and feel positive in making a difference to people’s lives.
You will work a flexible shift pattern across 7 days a week, Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Sat and Sun 9am-5pm with your future colleagues who are friendly and very supportive.
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.
There has never been a more exciting time to join Adult Social Care. We have had a major review of how we work and are currently implementing these changes.
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 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, 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 more information, please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description.Job Advert
This is a 12-month secondment / fixed term contract, to cover an internal secondment. The team are aiming for the contract to start in the New Year.
If you are an existing SCC employee looking for a secondment opportunity, please obtain your line manager's agreement/approval prior to applying for this role.
Please note the hospital service hours list in the advert below. This can be discussed at interview stage.
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.Additional Information
For an informal discussion please contact Jane Attwood or Chantal Hoskam (Assistant Team Managers) on 01276 604206.
We look forward to receiving your application which should include your personal statement tailored for this role (no more than two sides of A4 please). CVs may also be submitted.
This job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 2nd November 2020.
'Virtual' interviews have been scheduled to take place on Tuesday 17th November 2020 via Microsoft Teams.
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.
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 26 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.Company Information
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