Adults Social Care Assistant - Surrey Heath
Employer: Surrey County Council
- Reference: SCC/17/39110
- Published on: Mon 17/07/2017 12:50 PM
- Closing on: Sun 30/07/2017 23:55 PM
- Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
- Hours: 36 hours per week.
- Salary: £21,475 per annum for 36 hours per week
- DBS Check: Enhanced
- Location: Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley
£21,475 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.
This role is for a full time position; however we welcome part time applicants.
There’s never been a more exciting time to join Adult Social Care. We’ve had a major review of how we work and are currently implementing these changes.
We currently have a full time vacancy available for an unqualified Social care Assistant in our Surrey Heath Adult Social Care team.
Our vision is ‘Working with all our partners to make a difference to the lives of people, through trusted, personalised and universal social care support, so people have choice and control, and can maximise their wellbeing and independence in their local community’.
Promoting independence, choice and control is at the heart of these posts. This is an exciting opportunity to work with people to maximise their potential for independence.
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. Some post holders may work as dedicated assistant practitioners as part of the ‘in touch’ service on a rotating basis. (Long-term Teams)
You will 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.
Social Care Assistants will hold a caseload of individuals and carers who will generally have a support plan in place that requires routine monitoring. Applicants will enjoy working with people and have experience of direct work with the public as part of paid or voluntary work, although they may have limited or no experience of visiting people in their own homes or care settings.
You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems. All short-listed applicants will be required to complete an IT assessment as part of the interview process. The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the county. Therefore you will need to be a car driver, have access to a car and willingness to travel.
Post holders may work with any combination, or all, of the following care groups: older people, people with physical, sensory, cognitive impairments, people with a learning disability and people with mental health problems.
For an informal discussion contact Andrea Killick on 01276 800205
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30 July 2017
Interviews will take place on 24 August 2017
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.