Surrey County Council is determined to transform the way it works. This includes how it provides support to people with a learning disability or autism. A specialist practitioner team has been created, helped by an ambitious programme of investment in more independent housing schemes in our communities.
Senior Social Care Assistant roles are key to the success of this team. The postholder will work closely with qualified practitioners to deliver better outcomes to the residents of Surrey, with a focus on enhancing the range and capacity of options of accommodation with care and support. Residents with a care & support needs have an improved quality of life and retain independence for longer.
In this role 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.
Your role will give you access to 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.
Senior Social Care Assistant
You will have a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their needs or where best interests decisions need to be made on their behalf, they may need close monitoring, or frequent review or interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may be involved in carrying out risk assessments and prescribing basic daily living equipment and minor property adaptations. You will be involved in supporting safeguarding investigations and attending safeguarding meetings with the support of qualified practitioners.
We are looking for someone with experience of working directly with people with social care needs, including visiting them in their own homes. You will be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments.
We are looking for someone who:
- Has substantial experience in a social care setting
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Understanding and knowledge of the function and legislative context of Adult Social Care Services
- Has the right values and behaviours
- Prides themselves on excellent customer service
- Driven and passionate about making a difference to support people to live fuller lives
- A good understanding of IT packages
As this role requires you to travel around the county, you will need to demonstrate an ability and willingness to travel around Surrey.
Candidates must have a valid UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile
Your application should be submitted along with your personal statement tailored for this role, plus CV.Job Advert
This is a 12 month fixed term contract, or secondment for internal applicants.
NB: If you are an existing SCC employee, you must obtain your line manager's agreement/approval prior to applying for this role.Additional Information
For an informal discussion please contact Jack Bennell (Senior Administration Advisor) on mob: 07966 672197 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application which should include your tailored Personal Statement.
This job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 24th August 2020.
Interviews are scheduled to be held on Thursday 3rd September 2020.
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.
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.
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 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.Company Information
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