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Care Assistant

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/774/17610
  • Published: Thu 14/10/2021, 12:16 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 21/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £9.60 per hour
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

The starting salary for this role is £9.60 per hour.

Only candidates who are fully vaccinated prior to their start date or medically exempt from vaccinations can work within our care homes. This is a legal requirement set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

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 the 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.

Day to day duties will involve administering medication, 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.

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

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 Care Quality 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.

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

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21/10/2021.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

 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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Mrs. Dan Wood on 01483 404 935 or by e-mail at heathside@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

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.

Our Commitment

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.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/774/17610
  • Published: Thu 14/10/2021, 12:16 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 21/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £9.60 per hour
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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