The starting salary for this position is £29,291 per annum based on a 36-hour working week. This is a permanent, full time position.
Applicants must hold a valid driving licence to drive in the UK and have access to a car.
Surrey County Council is determined to transform the way it works. This includes how it provides support to people with a Learning Disability or/and 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 post holder 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 peoples 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.
This role is to support the team in in completion of annual reviews for our clients over the next financial year 22/23 as part of the transformation project.
You will have a caseload and work with individuals and families to organise, carry out and record reviews. In addition to this, you may work with clients who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their needs or make changes to their care. You may be involved where best interests decisions need to be made on their behalf, or other interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may be involved in carrying out risk assessments and working with occupational therapists to obtain basic daily living equipment and minor property adaptations. You will be involved in carrying out safeguarding investigations and attending safeguarding meetings with the support of qualified practitioners where required.
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 applications and ability to meet targets
This post is based at Woking. As this role requires you to travel around the county, you will need to demonstrate an ability and willingness to travel around Surrey.
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.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 04/12/2022.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Jessica Peskett on 07966283752.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.