The starting salary for this role is £31,262 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
"The Learning Disability and Autism (LDA) team are a group of very talented and kind-hearted people who have made my journey into social care effortless. Working for the LDA team has taught me so much; not only have I made friends for life but developed so many skills that I could not have obtained in any other sector! Not every day do you get to work in a specialist team where you can advocate for the clients you support alongside working with some of the most experienced social workers in the field. You are forever learning something new, and always able to progress onto new things" - Bethany Street, Senior Social Care Assistant
We are excited to be hiring a new Senior Social Care Assistant to join our fantastic Learning Disability and Autism team. The team is based in Woking and travel around the County. You will only be expected to be in the office twice a week following your induction.
Rewards and Benefits
- 26 days' holiday, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
- Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
- An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
- Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
- Paternity, adoption and dependants leave
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
- 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
- Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources
About the role
As a Senior Social Care Assistant at Surrey we will put you in the best possible position to assess the social care needs of our service users, providing direct positive intervention to some of our more complex service users and support for their carers, this will include completing assessments and reviews to ensure those interventions are strength-based and person-centred. You will also complete a small amount of safeguarding work.
The team priorities are: working towards supporting service users to reach their goals, working with care providers to promote least restive practice and supporting those who want to move from traditional residential homes into the community to have a more independent life.
You will work collaboratively with various stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure our service users and their families receive the best possible outcomes.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your CV and personal statement will need to clearly evidence the following:
- Working knowledge of Care Act legislation
- Experience in preparation of support plans, assessments, and monitoring and reviewing outcomes
- Your experiences dealing with internal and external stakeholders
- Commitment to your own professional development
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26.12.2023 with interviews to follow.
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.
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.