About the role
We currently have a full time vacancy for a Social Care Assistant in our Waverley 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 these posts. 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. Some post holders may work as dedicated assistant practitioners as part of the ‘in touch’ service on a rotating basis. (Long-term Teams)
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 the county of Surrey, therefore you will need to be a car driver with a full driving licence and have access to a car.
Postholders 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 job description is attached to the bottom of this advert.
Your application should include your personal statement.
For an informal discussion please contact Sam Scarborough on: 01483 518990.
We look forward to receiving your application.
This job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 13th July 2020. It is planned to hold interviews on Friday 24th & Monday 27th July 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 26 days annual leave, rising to 30 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.
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for the Social Care Assistant 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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