About the role
The role is based in Service Delivery, which is the provider arm of the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care directorate. Service Delivery provides direct care to individuals living in their own homes and in-house residential establishments across the county. The service is registered with the Quality Care Commission (CQC) and works in accordance with good practice guidance and standards.
Our vision is to provide outstanding services and be an employer of choice with highly trained, passionate and dedicated staff.
Are you looking for a job where no two days are the same? Do you want to come into work knowing you're able to make people feel empowered to be the best they can be?
We are hiring for care assistants; a role that allows not only you to make a difference to older people but also for them to make a positive impact on you. A great care assistant is someone who is kind, patient, open and respectful and with that in mind we appreciate that the best care assistants bring life experience and strong values to their everyday duties within the older people's homes.
Through building rapport and treating our residents with dignity and respect, you will be able to build strong relationships that will be centred on personal, practical, social and emotional care needs of residents. Day to day duties will involve excellent communication with residents and helping both them and their families when it comes to supportive living conversations – on other days you may even find yourself on a group day out to the seaside. It's all about ensuring the residents are living happy and healthy lives.
Does this sound like a career you'd be interested in? If so, we'd love to hear from you and your application should show:
- An ability to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of our residents
- Excellent communication and observational skills
- Ability to work well as part of a team
- A positive, friendly and proactive attitude
For an informal discussion contact Xiao Dan Wood- Home Manager on 01483404935 or by e-mail at Heathside@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. 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.
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.
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.