This is a Fixed Term/Secondment contract for up to 1 year and is based in Ashford, Middlesex.
For internal candidates interested in a Secondment opportunity please discuss with your Line Manager before submitting your application.
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
About the role
We currently have a vacancy for an unqualified Social Care Assistant based in the Spelthorne Locality Team.
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 position. This is an exciting opportunity to work with people to maximise their potential for independence.
You will have frequent direct contact with the public on the phone as well as visiting them in their own home or care setting. Your role will be to assist qualified practitioners with a variety of tasks, including assessing people’s needs and carrying out regular reviews. You will frequently be the first point of contact between the public and the service, gathering initial information and identifying the need for further assessment, as well as signposting people to other services.
You will work in partnership with individuals, their carers, professional staff in other agencies, service providers and Support Brokers in order to support vulnerable adults and their families to identify and arrange services that meet their needs and promote independence, choice and control.
Social Care Assistants will hold a caseload of individuals and carers who will generally have a support plan in place that requires routine monitoring. 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.
You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
The work involves travelling within Surrey, 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 profile.
For an informal discussion contact Jasmine Bessey on 01932 795292.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14th June 2020.
Interviews will take place week commencing 22nd June 2020.
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.
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 underrepresented 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.
Please note due to the Coronavirus and current health situation, if you are shortlisted for interview you may be offered to interview virtually. SCC will communicate with candidates in advance to confirm the most suitable interview method.
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.
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