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Care Assistant - Surreywide

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/94476
  • Published: Sat 06/04/2019, 19:01 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 01/06/2019, 0:55 AM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Full Time, Nights, Part Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £17,316
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surreywide

Description

 £17,316 per annum (£9.22 per hour) - working 36 hours per week (shift work)

Various locations across Surrey – with positions available in multiple homes.

There are a number of Care Assistant positions available, including permanent and bank opportunities with full time and part time hours available. All positions require shift work.

You will benefit from 24 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.

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.

About the role

Our care services operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. This includes bank holidays, evenings, weekends and nights.

We have a variety of Care Assistant roles available including days (including unsocial hours), nights, part time, full time, permanent and Bank positions.

The homes are in the following locations:

  • Abbeywood, in Ash Vale
  • Birchlands, in Egham
  • Heathside, in Woking
  • Meadowside, in Staines-upon-Thames
  • Keswick, in Great Bookham
  • Chalkmead, in Merstham
  • Barnfield, in Horley
  • Orchard Court, in Lingfield

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 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.

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

Additional information

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.

Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis. If you are shortlisted for interview we will contact you to arrange an interview date.

We look forward to receiving your application

For more information please contact Jo Victor-Smith on 07968 834632 or Lonah Buwu on 07805 861531 who will put you in touch with the Home manager for the home you are interested in working in.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31/05/2019.

Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis. If you are shortlisted for an interview we will contact you to arrange an interview date.

About the organisation

Values and Behaviours

Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link.

How to apply

You can find useful guidance on our website to assist you with your job application. There are also further helpful hints, handy tips and employment advice to make sure your application sells you in the best possible way.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/94476
  • Published: Sat 06/04/2019, 19:01 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 01/06/2019, 0:55 AM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Full Time, Nights, Part Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £17,316
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surreywide

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