Adults Senior Social Care assistant - Royal Surrey County Hospital
GBP24,697 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Royal Surrey county Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XX.
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.
About the Role
We currently have a position available for a Senior Social Care Assistant. This is for a full time position.
We are a very busy social care team working in an acute hospital. 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.
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, so travel will need to be considered.
You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems. All short-listed applicants will be required to complete an IT assessment as part of the interview process.
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 an informal discussion contact Kim Harriott (Hospital Team Manager) on .
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13 August 2017.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 24th & Friday 25th August
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.