The starting salary for this role is £24,780 per annum for a 36 hour working week.
At Surrey, we are always keen to hear from Residential Workers who are looking for an opportunity that will allow them to help make a real difference to children we support. We also want people who are committed to developing their own professional skills and ability. This is supported by a variety of training opportunities including safeguarding, communication and the ability to complete a Children’s level 3 diploma.
Our residential homes for children up to 18 years are inspected regularly by Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (OFSTED) and most have been judged as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ or are working towards it. We are very proud of the quality of our residential services for children in Surrey. As a result we have invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue this, in order to achieve a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of young people in our care.
Our residential settings for disabled children and young people have a proven and successful track record of supporting young people who have an autistic spectrum condition.
In summary we are looking for people who like to have fun and enjoy the company of children and young people. You should also have an understanding of autism, anxiety and the challenging behaviours that this can present. Importantly, you will have the desire to make a difference and a passion to support children and young people to achieve their dreams.
If you would like to join us please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:
- An NVQ3/Diploma or equivalent In Children and Young People or be willing to enrol and work towards its completion (to be completed no more than two years after commencing work in the post)
- An ability to demonstrate an understanding of some of the issues facing disabled children and young people in care
- Aspirations to “make a difference” to a disabled child and their families.
As a Residential Support Worker your responsibilities will include:
- Working and supporting children and young people with ASD and associated learning and behaviour needs to create positive outcomes and promote independence
- Direct practical interactions with children and young people including play, activities, cooking, personal care and engaging with the wider community
- Shift leading, planning and coordination of activities
- Working to a high standard in line with OFSTED inspection framework requirements including working towards the quality standards for children’s homes of which you should have an understanding
- Engage in Planning, implementation and delivery of care plans
- Working in partnership with other agencies
- Report writing and attending reviews as required
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
Interview dates to be confirmed.
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.
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. 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.