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Care Assistant

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/55248/17551
  • Published: Wed 17/11/2021, 10:15 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 15/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £10.10 per hour plus unsociable hours allowance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Chalkmead

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.

The starting salary for this role is up to £10.10 per hour.

A great care assistant is kind, patient and respectful. Could this be you?

Come and join our team if you looking for a job where no two days are the same, you want to come into work knowing you’re able to make people feel empowered and living their best lives.

If you have:

  • An ability to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of our residents
  • Excellent communication and observational skills
  • The ability to work well as part of a team
  • A positive, friendly and proactive attitude

Then, this could be the job for you!

We appreciate that the best care assistants bring life experience and strong values to their everyday duties within our older people’s homes. Through treating our residents with dignity and respect, you will be able to build strong relationships, centred on personal, practical social and emotional care needs of residents.

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.

 It’s all about ensuring the residents are living happy and healthy lives.

Surrey County Council’s Adult Social Care directorate provides direct care to individuals living in their own homes and in-house residential establishments across the county.  The service is registered with the Quality Care 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.

Please note that applications will be shortlisted and interviewed on an ongoing basis.

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.

There is currently an open consultation called ‘The Future of the Eight Older People’s Residential Care Homes’ which is running until 5 January 2022.  This is a listening exercise, and our overriding priority is the wellbeing of our residents and staff at the homes who we want to involve fully and sensitively in this process. Feedback from this consultation will be collated and considered by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet in Spring 2022. Full details can be found here Surrey County Council - Citizen Space (surreysays.co.uk)​.

Health & Wellbeing

Surrey County Council champions and promotes wellbeing and support services for all staff.  We recognise the past 18 months have been challenging for everyone but particularly those on the front line.  Staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme and resources from Surrey Resilience Hub and can request and receive one to one support from our Mental Heath First Aiders or Wellbeing Champions.

Additional Information

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis.

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 Julie Shamis on 01483404934 or by e-mail at julie.shamis@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.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/55248/17551
  • Published: Wed 17/11/2021, 10:15 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 15/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £10.10 per hour plus unsociable hours allowance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Chalkmead

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