The starting salary for this role is £29,291 per annum for working 36 hours per week (pro-rata for part-time staff).
We are looking to recruit a Senior Social Care Assistant for our Elmbridge Adult Social Care Locality team.
Applicants must hold a valid driving licence to drive in the UK and have access to a car.
As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working from home or wherever works for our residents and staff.
There has never been a more exciting time to join Adult Social Care. We have had a major review of how we work and are currently implementing these changes. 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 will have access to direction, support and supervision from a qualified Social Worker. You will have frequent direct contact with the public on the phone as well as visiting them 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. As well as this, you will identity where best interest decisions need to be made on their behalf, where close monitoring may be needed, or when frequent review or interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may also 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.
You will have the opportunity to work on the new ‘Discharge to Assess’ model to support vulnerable residents leaving hospital settings in a timely and safe manner. This exciting work will include working within hospitals as part of an integrated workforce of Health and Social Care practitioners with the aim of supporting our residents in their recovery in the community. The Discharge to Assess model also provides continuity of care whereby you as a practitioner will see the resident’s progress from an acute hospital to the community and provide Adult Social Care support to enable and empower residents to lead their fullest life whilst promoting their independence and decision-making.
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.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- Substantial experience of working directly with people with social care needs, including completing strength-based assessments and visiting them in their own homes
- Confidence and competence in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments
- Competence in basic IT skills with a willingness to learn how to use a variety of different software systems
- A valid driving licence and use of a car for travelling both within Surrey and to other parts of the country as required.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 01/09/2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 12/09/2022.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Carol Mahoney or Sherence McQueen on 01372 832695.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, 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.
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.