The starting salary for this role is £21,943 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
Langdown House is a 24-hour Residential Home supporting up to 28 adults with learning disabilities and consisting of four seven-bedroom homes located in a quiet cul-de-sac in West Molesey.
Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in supporting people to live an aspiring life and achieve their goals? If so, then we have the perfect job for you!
At Surrey we are always keen to hear from both experienced and inexperienced applicants who are looking for an opportunity that will allow them to help make a difference to vulnerable adults in the community. We are also looking for people who are committed to developing their own professional skills and abilities.
Our residential homes for adults with learning difficulties are inspected on a regular basis and we are very proud of the quality of our residential services for adults within Surrey. We have invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue this in order to achieve a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of service users within our care.
As a Support Worker your responsibilities will include:
- Working with and supporting adults with learning difficulties to create positive outcomes and promote independence.
- Direct practical interactions with service users; including cooking, personal care and engaging with the wider community.
- Organising the shift, communicating with colleagues to plan and coordinate activities.
- Engagement in planning, implementation, and delivery of care plans.
- Working in partnership with other agencies.
- Report writing and attending/contributing to reviews as required.
- Ensuring all your training requirements are met and recorded accurately.
You don’t need any formal qualifications to apply for Residential Support Worker positions; you simply need to have the right qualities:
- Understanding of the sensitivity to the needs of people with learning disabilities.
- A willingness to encourage and support people with learning disabilities to access activities and facilities in the community.
- Respect for the cultures and beliefs of the people we support.
- The resilience and emotional intelligence to handle challenging situations. Each day is different and can throw up its own challenges and pressures. You need to be adaptable as well as able to follow guidelines with a consistent, person-centred approach.
- A flexible attitude, both to the level of care required by the people we support as well as the time requirements of the role.
Please submit your CV and Personal Statement clearly evidencing the following:
- Aspirations to “make a difference”.
- A committed, positive and flexible attitude.
- An ability to demonstrate an understanding of some of the issues facing vulnerable adults.
You will receive Full Induction Training (including mandatory training), as well as the opportunity to undertake further Personal Skills Training under regular staff supervision. You will complete the Care Certificate within 12 weeks of the start of your employment and opportunities for further study are available.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
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 3rd July 2022 with interviews to follow.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Adults’ Barred List check will be required for this role.
Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. 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.