The starting salary for this position is £27,991 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Are you interested in making a real difference and inspiring others to make a difference to a child with a disability and their family in Surrey?
Surrey Domiciliary Care Service are looking for full time Senior Support Workers to support children and families in their homes and in their communities following referrals from the Children with Disabilities Team Social Workers.
We are a countywide service we have introduced this brand new, full-time senior role to ensure we are able to meet current demand and level of complexity of referrals to our service. We aim to provide a quality assured service as part of a child’s care plan, with the overall aim of improving outcomes for children with disabilities in Surrey.
As a service we have significant expertise in supporting children and young people with complex needs, including autistic spectrum conditions, challenging behaviour, profound and multiple learning disabilities and associated complex health needs.
The team is made up of the Team Manager, three Coordinators and a number of experienced Bank staff.
Senior Support Workers will be matched to support our children based on their skills and experience, and we are looking to develop our team across all areas of Surrey. We offer flexible hours of support which includes, but is not limited to: before school, after school, weekends, school holidays and with some office hours included during the day.
We aim to skill match you with families to ensure consistency. This is an exciting, challenging and varied role working with children with disabilities for which there will be a comprehensive training package and support including regular supervision.
The duties will include:
- Both hands-on work in the community and office-based work
- Providing support and direction to junior and new members of the team
- Assisting the coordinators in the smooth running of the service
- Partnership work with other professionals
- Supporting the service to meet the essential standards of the Care Quality Commission
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People, Workforce Diploma Social Care Pathway or similar Qualification.
- Good written English and verbal communication skills
- Experience of working with children with disabilities, complex health needs and behaviours that challenge
- PBS Practitioner, or willingness to work towards this qualification
- Competent in the use of IT tools, including MS Office and data base management systems
- Able to plan and prioritise own workload in the context of conflicting priorities
- Ability to work effectively and flexibly as part of a team
- Full UK driving license with Business insurance evidenced
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For more information, please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 7 June 2022 with interviews to follow.
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 Jo Austin by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application.
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.