There's never been a more exciting time to join Adult Social Care and we currently have a vacancy for an unqualified Social Care Assistant based in our Locality team in Elmbridge.
You will be part of a team and will have access to direction, support and supervision from a qualified Social Worker or Occupational Therapist. This position is a gateway to opportunities to learn about Occupational Therapy and Social Work that may lead to you becoming a professional in one of these fields of social care.
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 post. This is an exciting opportunity to work with people to maximise their potential for independence.
You will work in partnership with individuals, their carers, professional staff in other agencies, service providers and the locality team staff in order to support vulnerable adults and their families to identify and arrange services that meet their needs.
You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
Social Care Assistants hold a caseload of individuals and carers who will generally have a support plan in place that requires routine monitoring, as your skills expand you will be able to do assessments supporting Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.
Applicants will 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.
Post holders 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.
The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the country. Therefore you will need to be a car driver and have access to a car.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
For an informal discussion contact Philip Thorogood on 01372 832695.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 2nd February 2020.
Interviews will take place week commencing 10th February 2020.
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.
Shortlisted applicants who are unsuccessful at interview for this post will be offered the opportunity to take part in the Health Education England Career Navigator Project to receive advice and support with overcoming barriers to employment, career development and signposting to other suitable roles. Participation will be on an opt-in basis.
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 24 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.