Adults Social Care Assistant - Epsom General Hospital

Posted 6 days ago by Surrey County Council

Job Details

£21,797 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Epsom General Hospital, Dorking Road, Epsom, KT18 7EG.

This is a permanent position but part-time applications will be considered.

In order to provide the best outcomes for the people of Surrey, the team provides a service which operates from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. In practice this means our staff work one 12 midday to 8pm shift per week , occasionally one 8am to 4pm shift per week and the remaining shifts are 9am – 5pm. Staff are expected to work an average of one weekend 9am to 5pm day per month (either Saturday or Sunday with day off in lieu)

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, (pro-rata for part-time staff), 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 vacancy for a Social Care Assistant within our Adult social care team at Epsom General Hospital.

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who enjoy working with people and can work in a high pressure acute hospital environment. Successful candidates 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.

Promoting choice and control is at the heart of everything we do. Your role will involve a variety of tasks including carrying out person-centred assessments and support planning, risk assessment and reablement for some of Surrey’s most vulnerable residents. You will frequently be the first point of contact between the general public and the service, gathering initial information and identifying the need for further assessment, as well as signposting people to other services.

On a day to day basis you will be part of a team and have access to direction, support and supervision from a qualified practitioner. You will have your own caseload and work with people 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 be involved in supporting safeguarding section 42 enquiries with the support of qualified practitioners.

You will work in partnership with individuals, carers, families, professional health staff, 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.

Applicants will enjoy working with people and have experience of direct work with the general public as part of paid or voluntary work.

You will need to have competent 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 a basic IT skills test as part of the interview process.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18th February 2018. Interviews will take place on 7th March 2018.

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.

Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours

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.

The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.

  • Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
  • Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
  • Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
  • Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.

Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.

  • Be customer focussed - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
  • Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
  • Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
  • Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
  • Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
  • Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.

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