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Social Care Assistant - Adults

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/176102/27353
  • Published: Thu 22/09/2022, 9:09 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £26,080 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this position is £26,080 per annum for a 36 hour working week. The Reigate and Banstead Locality Team is based at Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate RH2 8EF.

As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working from home ensuring that the needs of the service are met at all times. This will be discussed at your interview.

We currently have two full time Social Care Assistant positions available. 

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’.

Promoting independence, choice and control is at the heart of this position. This is an exciting opportunity to work with people to maximise their potential for independence.

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 hold a caseload 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.

You will 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.

Applicants will need enjoy working with people and have experience of direct work with the public as part of paid or voluntary work, although they may have limited or no experience of visiting people in their own homes or care settings.

You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems. 

Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.

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 Sunday 2nd October 2022.

Interviews will take place week commencing 10th October 2022.

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Claire Charlton on 07811021143.

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/176102/27353
  • Published: Thu 22/09/2022, 9:09 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £26,080 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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