The starting salary for this role is 24,977 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
We are excited to be recruiting new Support Workers and the great news is that you don't need any formal qualifications to apply for Residential Support Worker positions, you simply need to have the right qualities!
We are looking for people who are motivated and committed to improving the lives of others and who have a desire to empower and promote independence. At the moment, we have opportunities for Support Workers at Mallow Crescent, Guildford.
About the role
We support people with daily living tasks and personal care, and help enable access to leisure pursuits, education, skills development, and social networks within the local community, using a person-centred approach.
The average week is 36 hours spread over 5 days and made up of a variety of shifts to support our 24-hour service at 25-30 Mallow Crescent, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey. We are happy to provide examples of shifts we require.
An interest and desire to support people with learning disabilities is essential, but Surrey County Council's mandatory training and additional specific training will be provided.
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 including report writing and attending/contributing to reviews as required.
- Engagement in planning, implementation, and delivery of care plans.
- Working in partnership with other agencies.
- Ensuring all your training requirements are met and recorded accurately.
In order to be considered for shortlisting, we would love to hear that you possess;
- An 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 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.
We also require people to have a driving licence and be willing to drive the cars available on site.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30/11/2023 with interviews to follow. We do encourage candidates to apply as early as possible if available for immediate start.
An Enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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 our website.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.