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Adults Senior Social Care Assistant - Epsom Health & Care

  • Reference: 100009655
  • Published on: Fri 12/01/2018 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/02/2018 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £25,314 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Epsom General Hospital, Dorking Road, Epsom
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Job Details

£25,314 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.

The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the county. You will therefore need to be a car driver and have access to a car.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, 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 service. Being part of a team that deliver healthcare and Social Care support at home to help people to both return home from hospital safely, promote independence and avoid and reduce hospital admissions?

Epsom Health and Care is a service that has been developed and run jointly by local Health and Adult Social Care and provides seamless, coordinated support and care in the community".

About the Role

You will join a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, GPs, community matrons, therapists (physiotherapists and occupational therapists), social care practitioners, healthcare and reablement assistants who together support people over 65 who are either in hospital or at risk of hospital admission, ensuring their care is truly coordinated around their needs and those of their carer.

Your role will be to work with health colleagues and to provide joint health and social care assessment support and regular reviews. Liaising with agencies, providers, voluntary and third sector organisations to ensure local residents receive the right health and care support to safely remain at home.

You will work with individuals and their carer’s ensuring a personalised approach supporting vulnerable adults to identify and arrange services that meet their needs and promote independence, wellbeing, choice and control.

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.

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 be supported by qualified practitioners to apply your knowledge and experience of Safeguarding, mental capacity and risk assessment to practice.

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.

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.

Please refer to the Job Profile attached to this advert for further details of this role.

Contact Details

If you require further information, please email Tracey Pope-Warren at tracey.popewarren@surreycc.gov.uk

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