This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a new developing service as we seek to change the way we deliver care and support to adults with a learning disability. Working in a strength based way, you will be responsible for reviewing packages of care and supporting those who receive services to plan their care in a more strength based way.
Surrey County Council is determined to transform the way it works. This includes how it provides support to people with a learning disability or autism. A new specialist 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 postholder will work closely with qualified practitioners to deliver better outcomes to the residents of Surrey. Initially you will be focusing on reviews with the support of qualified practitioners and managers.
Promoting independence, choice and control is at the heart of these positions. These roles offer an exciting opportunity to work with people to maximise their potential for independence.
You will have a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their needs and maximise their potential. You may be involved in carrying out risk assessments and prescribing basic daily living equipment and minor property adaptations. You will be involved in supporting safeguarding investigations and attending safeguarding meetings with the support of qualified practitioners.
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 experience in a social care setting
- Strong written and verbal communication
- A basic 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 packages
As this role requires you to travel around the county, you will need to hold a full driving licence and have ongoing access to a vehicle.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Raji Kaur on 07773 979416or by e-mail at Raji.Kaur@surreycc.gov.uk
We look forward to receiving your application which should include your tailored Personal Statement.
This is a 'rolling advert'. We will review applications regularly and will let you know if you have been shortlisted for interview.
Your base will be Quadrant Court in Woking. However agile working will be an option after initial induction has been concluded.
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.