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Adults Senior Social Care Assistant
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/777/11104
  • Published: Fri 13/11/2020, 9:57 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/11/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,641 - £30,510 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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Adults Senior Social Care Assistant

We currently have an opportunity for a full time permanent Senior Social Care Assistant within the Guildford Locality Team, based at Guildford Borough Council offices, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BB.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Adult Social Care to build on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. 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’.

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who enjoy working with people.  You will have an important role in the team helping to deliver high quality personalised adult social care and supporting timely, safe and effective provision of advice and planning of support packages as appropriate.

You will be part of a team and will have access to direction, support and supervision from a Supervisor (in some cases a qualified Social Worker).   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 involve a variety of tasks including assessing people’s needs and carrying out regular reviews.

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.

You will have a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their needs or where best interests decisions need to be made on their behalf, they may need close monitoring, or frequent review or interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. 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.  This role includes regular duty work.

Senior Social Care Assistants will have substantial 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.  Postholders 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.

It is essential for you to have competent IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.

The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the county.  Therefore it is a requirement that you have a full driving licence and have access to a car.

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

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Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Jery Cherian or Julie Williams (both Assistant Team Managers) on 01483 517262.

We look forward to receiving your application and CV along with your personal statement tailored for this role.  Your personal statement should be no more than one side of A4. 

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This job advert closes at 23:59 on Monday 30th November 2020.

Interviews will take place 'virtually' via Microsoft Teams during week commencing 14th December 2020.

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.

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 26 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.

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