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Senior Social Care Assistant

Zoek Pin Redhill, Surrey, England


Permanent (Full time)

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The starting salary for this role is £27,991 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.

We currently have an opportunity for a permanent Senior Social Care Assistant based within the Adult Social Care team at East Surrey Hospital.

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.

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.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the**values**we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on Wednesday, 26 May 2021.

Although this vacancy is full-time, part-time applications would be considered.

Remote interviews are likely to be scheduled, week commencing Monday, 31 May 2021 (during COVID-19, we are currently undertaking remote interviews via MS Teams - this is a temporary measure in place during the Coronavirus pandemic).

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Su Owens on or, by e-mail to: .uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

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.

Our Values

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.

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