Adults Senior Social Care Assistant - Flexible Working Available
Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.
£27,099 per annum for 36 hours per week.
This position is based across 4 locations; Guildford, Woking, Leatherhead and Reigate. Your base will be discussed further at interview.
This is a full-time position but part-time applications will be considered.
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 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service (pro-rata for part-time staff), 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.
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
Surrey County Council is determined to transform the way it works. This includes how it provides support to people with a learning disability or autism. A new specialist practitioner team has been created, helped by an ambitious programme of investment in more independent housing schemes in our communities.
Senior Social Care assistant roles are key to the success of this team. The postholder will work closely with qualified practitoners to deliver better outcomes to the residents of Surrey.
Promoting independence, choice and control is at the heart of these positions. These roles offer an exciting opportunity to work with people to maximise their potential for independence.
This role will provide you with the opportunities to make a difference to the lives of people in Surrey. If you are looking for a role that will provide you with job satisfaction, the opportunity to work in partnership with professionals from across the care sector whilst earning a competitive salary, please read further. A career in social care is extremely rewarding!
In this role 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 be to assist qualified practitioners with a variety of tasks, including assessing peoples needs and carrying out regular reviews. You will frequently be the first point of contact between the public and the service, gathering initial information and identifying the need for further assessment, as well as signposting people to other services.
Your role will give you access towork 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.
As part of your role you will hold a caseload of individuals and carers who will generally have a support plan in place that requires routine monitoring. Applicants will enjoy working with people and have a real passion for supporting vulnerable people on society.
As this role requires you to travel around the county, you will need to demonstrate an ability and willingness to travel around Surrey.
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.
You will have a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their needs or where best interests decisions need to be made on their behalf, they may need close monitoring, or frequent review or interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may 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.
We are looking for someone with experience of working directly with people with social care needs, including visiting them in their own homes. You will be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments.
We are looking for someone who:
- Has experience in a social care setting
- Strong written and verbal communication
- A basic understanding and knowledge of the function and legislative context of Adult Social Care Services
- Has the right values and behaviours
- Prides themselves on excellent customer service
- Driven and passionate about making a difference to support people to live fuller lives
- A good understanding of IT packages
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Nikki Browne on 01483 404770
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21st July 2019.
Interview date to be confirmed.
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.
Shortlisted applicants who are unsuccessful at interview for this post will be offered the opportunity to take part in the Health Education England Career Navigator Project to receive advice and support with overcoming barriers to employment, career development and signposting to other suitable roles. Participation will be on an opt-in basis.