£23,951 per annum for working 36 hours per week based at Applewood Residential Home in Tadworth.
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 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
Applewood forms an essential part Surrey County Council's provision for disabled children, young people and their families. It receives positive feedback from families and professionals and is rated "Good" by Ofsted under the Children Homes regulations.
Applewood provides overnight short breaks to children and young people with a range of disabilities. During their short breaks Applewood offers the children and young people an exciting, safe and fun environment in which they learn new skills such as shopping and food preparation, as well as social and communication skills which are developed by accessing leisure activities within the community.
Applewood is looking for enthusiastic and flexible workers to support disabled children and young people and their families in Surrey.
Our children and young people require empathy, patience and positive energy to empower them to develop. While there will be challenging times, the reward of seeing children and young people have fun and develop with increased life opportunities, is deeply satisfying.
The key function of the role is to work directly with children and young people. It requires a child centred approach and may involve supporting young people with their personal and intimate care.
This is a challenging and varied role requiring excellent communication skills and a desire to work in partnership with families and a range of professionals.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:
- Experience of working with disabled children and young people.
- A level 3 diploma in child care (NVQ3) or equivalent is highly desirable for this role.
- An understanding of the social model of disability including and the importance of inclusion and working with diversity.
- Knowledge and understanding of disability
- An understanding of relevant legislation to keep children safe
- An understanding of partnership working with families and professionals.
For an informal chat about the role please contact Elizabeth Mahdi (Team Manager) or Chris Green (Assistant Manager), on 01737733996. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 3rd November 2019.
Interview dates to be confirmed.