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Support Worker

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/164901/25911
  • Published: Tue 19/07/2022, 15:35 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 10/09/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,243 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Walton-on-Thames

The starting salary for this role is £23,243 per annum, working 36 hours per week.

Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in supporting people living an aspiring life and supporting them to 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 also want people who are committed to developing their own professional skills and ability.

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. As a result, 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. Every day is different and can throw up its own challenges and pressures. You need to be adaptable but 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.
  • Good computer skill would be a benefits.

Training

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 09/09/2022.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

Please call Bibi Jaufaraully, Team Manager, on 07790826110 for an informal discussion about the role.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

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.

Our Commitment

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.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/164901/25911
  • Published: Tue 19/07/2022, 15:35 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 10/09/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,243 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Walton-on-Thames

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