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Social Care Officer

Social Care

Adult Services

Wigan Council

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
Wigan Lane

Please note you may also be based in other hospitals within a 50 mile radius

Salary: Grade 6, £22,462 - £25,295 per annum.

37 hours per week

Your role:

You will ensure the delivery of a high quality and effective service within the Integrated Discharge Team to ensure patients are discharged from hospital in a safe and timely manner. Working alongside a range of professionals to provide an integrated approach to service delivery, your role will involve assessing people’s needs, supporting them and their families at difficult times in their lives, making referrals to services such as reablement, moving and handling, care agencies or residential care homes. You will manage a small caseload of cases and will be expected to provide regular updates to other staff and managers.

About you:

We are looking for a highly knowledgeable and experienced individual, who can support the service user throughout their journey whilst in hospital, acting as their advocate, enabling them to speak up for themselves and represent their views accurately. You will have the ability to work flexibly and to work as part of a team to deliver an outstanding service. You will be able to work under pressure, respond effectively to emergencies and work effectively with families and health care professionals. You will have a positive outlook with a caring and compassionate disposition, be a good listener and a great problem solver.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or 'unbroken' between the supporting organisations.

Wigan is an energetic and dynamic council widely celebrated for being innovative and forward thinking in a backdrop of established relationships with our partner agencies. The Integrated Discharge team are an enthusiastic team who are fully committed to helping our residents by providing robust mechanisms to safeguard and protect the most vulnerable members of our community by looking at what they have rather than what they don’t have and working with them to help them achieve the best possible outcomes. We are wholly focused on working collaboratively with our residents to help them improve their wellness and wellbeing now and in the future. We will give you a comprehensive induction programme and provide you with regular person focussed supervision to meet your well-being, training and development needs.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

For further information, please contact Andrea Phillips, Team Manager on 01942 822117 or Megan Hardy, Advanced Practitioner, on 01942 822117.

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Interview date: Week commencing Monday 23 March 2020

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8th Mar 2020

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