£25,821 per annum for 36 hours per week, based at Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XX.
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 (pro-rata for part-time staff), 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.
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.
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.
About the Role
We are a very busy social care team working in an acute hospital setting. We work closely with other health professionals to identify person centred services and support to ensure safe discharges back home or to residential or nursing placements for people aged over 18.
You will be part of a team and will have access to direction, support and supervision from a qualified professional.
You will undertake assessments for patients on the ward, or in A&E, and work in partnership with individuals, their carers and professional staff 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 interest decisions need to be made on their behalf. You will have a sound knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act. You will be involved in supporting safeguarding investigations and attending safeguarding meetings with the support of qualified practitioners.
As a Senior Social Care Assistants will have substantial experience of working directly with people with social care needs. You will be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments. There may be times when you may need to visit patients in the community,
You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
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.
Please refer to the attached job description when making your application.
For an informal discussion please contact Kim Harriott (Hospital Team Manager) on 01483 464008.
We look forward to receiving your application.
This job advert closes at 23:59 on 25th February 2019.
Interview date to be arranged.
All short-listed applicants will be required to complete an IT assessment as part of the interview process.
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 2 months from your interview date.
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