Social Care Officer

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 3 - £20,855 - £26,874 per annum
Location: Fixed – Permanently office based at Medway Foundation Trust
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 21/08/2022 at 23:55
Reference: REC2003VR

We are currently recruiting for a Social Care Officer to contribute to the delivery of highly effective children and adult services (within Adult Social Care) in an efficient manner, including facilitating safe discharges home from acute Hospital settings and non-acute wards. The service is delivered using a strength based, personalised approach and promotes the least restrictive route of discharge. 

You will be required to work closely with colleagues within the Single Point of Access Team and partners ensuring that person centred outcomes are met in ways which utilises available resources as effectively as possible. To work closely with health and social care staff to promote rehabilitation and enablement care post-discharge.

To work within organisational policy and legislative requirements including the Hospital Discharge Service Policy and Operating Model, Human Rights Act, Equality Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act.  To ensure appropriate information sharing in compliance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

All staff working in the department have a responsibility for promoting and supporting the Council's policies and procedures for safeguarding. You should ensure that you carry out your duties and work at all times in a way that ensures the safeguarding and welfare of service users.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers

 

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please call Stacie Hallam or Nekita Large on 01634 825286 

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

 

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

 

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

 

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.



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