Adults Social Care Assistant
The starting salary for this role is £26,080 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
We currently have a full time Social Care Assistant vacancy based at Quadrant Court in Woking.
This is a 12-month fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity.
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.
Social Care roles are key to the success of this team. In this role you will work closely with qualified practitioners including Occupational Therapists to deliver better outcomes to the residents of Surrey.
Promoting independence, choice and control is at the heart of everything we do, and 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 as well as 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!
As part of the 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 people’s 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 to work 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 in society.
You 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 are looking for someone with some adult social care experience with a focus on Reablement. If you are thinking about a rewarding career where you can make a difference to the lives of Surrey residents, then this may be the role for you!
We are looking for someone who:
- Has the right values and behaviours
- Prides themselves on excellent customer service
- Is driven and passionate about making a difference to support people to live fuller lives
- Is interested in working in the community
- Has a good understanding of IT packages
- Has good written and verbal communication skills
- Has a basic understanding of social care needs or a willingness to learn
As this role requires you to travel around the county, you will need to demonstrate an ability and willingness to travel around Surrey.
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.Job Details
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28/08/2022.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
This is a 12-month secondment / fixed term contract.
Please note, if you are an internal candidate applying for a secondment opportunity, please seek your manager's approval before submitting your application.
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 about the positions please contact Jessica Peskett at Jessica.Peskett@surreycc.gov.uk.
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. 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.