About the Role
At Surrey we are always keen to hear from experienced and inexperienced applicants who are looking for an opportunity that will allow them to help make a difference to vulnerable Adults in the community. We also want people who are committed to developing their own professional skills and ability.
You don’t need any formal qualifications to apply for Residential Support Worker positions; you simply need to have the right qualities:
Understanding of the sensitivity to the needs of people with learning disabilities.
A willingness to encourage and support people with learning disabilities to access activities and facilities in the community.
Respect for the cultures and beliefs of the people we support.
The resilience and emotional intelligence to handle challenging situations. Every day is different and can throw up its own challenges and pressures. You need to be adaptable but able to follow guidelines with a consistent, person centred approach.
A flexible attitude, both to the level of care required by the people we support as well as the time requirements of the role.
As a Residential Support Worker, your responsibilities will include:
Working with and supporting Adults with learning difficulties to create positive outcomes and promote independence.
Direct practical interactions with service users; including cooking, personal care and engaging with the wider community.
Organising the shift, communicating with colleagues to plan and coordinate activities.
Engagement in planning, implementation and delivery of care plans.
Working in partnership with other agencies.
Report writing and attending/contributing to reviews as required.
Ensuring all your training requirements are met and recorded accurately.
You will receive Full Induction Training (including mandatory training), as well as the opportunity to undertake further Personal Skills Training under regular staff supervision. You will complete the Care Certificate within 12 weeks of the start of your employment and are opportunities for further study are available.
Our residential homes for Adults with learning difficulties are inspected on a regular basis and we are very proud of the quality of our residential services for Adults within 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 service users within our care.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Mallow Crescent – please call Rosie Broomer, Team Manager, on 01483 455389 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Mallow Crescent please see the attachments at the end of this advert.
Values and Behaviours
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.
The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.
Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.
Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.
Be customer focussed - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.
How to apply
Please submit your CV and answer the Application Questions, clearly evidencing the following:
Aspirations to “make a difference”.
A committed, positive and flexible attitude.
An ability to demonstrate an understanding of some of the issues facing vulnerable adults.
You will also be asked to provide your Personal Details and select the Homes you are interested in applying for, from our list of Current Opportunities, using the ‘Apply for Job’ link below.
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