The starting salary for this role is £27,991 per annum, 36 hours per week (pro-rata for part-time staff).
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We are looking to recruit Senior Social Care Assistants for our new Discharge to Assess (D2A) role along with community and hospital-based positions within our Adult Social Care Locality teams in North West Surrey.
We currently have vacancies in the following teams:
- Spelthorne Locality Team - based at the Ashford Centre, Stanwell Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3DU.
- St. Peter’s Hospital, Guildford Road, Chertsey, KT16 OPZ. (The Hospital 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.)
These are full-time positions (36 hours per week) but part-time applications will be considered for the Spelthorne Locality Team. When completing your application please let us know which team you would like to be considered for by completing the preference form attached.
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 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.
You will have the opportunity to work on the new ‘Discharge to Assess’ model to support vulnerable residents leaving hospital settings in a timely and safe manner. This exciting work will include working within hospitals as part of an integrated workforce of Health and Social Care practitioners with the aim of supporting our residents in their recovery in the community. The Discharge to Assess model also provides continuity of care whereby you as a practitioner will see the resident’s progress from an acute hospital to the community and provide Adult Social Care support to enable and empower residents to lead their fullest life whilst promoting their independence and decision-making.
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.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Substantial experience of working directly with people with social care needs, including completing strength-based assessments and visiting them in their own homes
- Confidence and competence in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments
- Competence in basic IT skills with a willingness to learn how to use a variety of different software systems
- A valid driving licence and use of a car for travelling both within Surrey and to other parts of the country as required.
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