We have posts available across Surrey in each of our 5 Area Hubs - East (Reigate & Tandridge), Mid (Banstead, Epsom & Ewell, Elmbridge, Mole Valley), Southwest (Guildford & Waverley), Northwest (Woking, Spelthorne, Runnymede) and Surrey Heath & Farnham. Please indicate on your application which area you are interested in. We can offer contracts of varying hours from 8 hours per week up to 36 hours per week (in blocks of 4 hours).
The starting salary is £21,269 (pro-rata for part time working). In addition, hours worked at weekends or on bank holidays attract an additional unsocial hours payment (50%).
When people in the community experience a period of illness that makes day to day living difficult, the Surrey County Council Reablement Team is there. Working within people's homes, we promote people regaining daily living skills and general wellbeing for those who have experienced mental or physical health conditions.
Joining us as a Reablement Assistant, you will be doing something that really matters. Working autonomously, you will have the responsibility for individual, sensitive needs of those who require support.
It will be your job to provide support with all daily living tasks, including medication and mobility. You will be there to ensure dignity, choice and control is maintained for those who feel like they have lost it from their lives. They will look to you for support and guidance, a helping hand, and most importantly, the development of their reablement programme; allowing them to continue with their lives.
You might not have previous experience in this area, but you will come to us with a real passion to help others. A natural communicator, you will take easily to dealing with sensitive and sometimes difficult situations, diffusing any tensions, and making sure those in your care are at their ease. You will either hold or be able to work towards an NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification.
It is crucial that you have a valid UK driver's license with vehicle and business insurance, as you will be required to travel to visit people in their own homes. Above all, you will understand how important maximizing independence is to the people who use our services.
In return, you will find that our support does not stop with people who use our service. At SCC (Surrey County Council), we are just as dedicated to the wellbeing of our staff. Joining us, you will be supported from the beginning, whilst working flexibly. You will also be given excellent personal development with an amazing set of opportunities, allowing you to progress in your career.
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
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.
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.