We currently have two permanent Senior Social Care Assistant positions available within the Reigate & Banstead Locality Team.
One is full time (36 hours p.w.), the second is part-time (25 hours p.w.).
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, and professional staff in other agencies and service providers 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 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.
Senior Social Care Assistants will have substantial 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.
You will need to have competent basic 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 an IT assessment as part of the interview process.
The work involves travelling within Surrey. Therefore you must hold a full driving licence, be a car driver and have access to a car. This is one of the minimum essential criteria for this role.
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.
We look forward to receiving your application with Personal Statement and CV.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.Job Advert
£27,641 per annum for 36 hours per week - or £19,195 per annum for 25 hours per week - both roles based at Reigate & Banstead Borough Council offices, Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0SH.
For an informal discussion please contact Claire Charlton on 01737 737179.
We look forward to receiving your application and CV along with your Personal Statement tailored for this role.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Thursday 29th October 2020.
The hiring team plan to hold 'virtual' interviews via Microsoft Teams during week commencing 9th November 2020.
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.
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.
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.Company Information
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