The starting salary for this role is £9.60 per hour working 35 hours per week.
Are you a hard-working individual with experience working in a caring environment? Do you want to work in an environment where you can help make a difference in the lives of our residents? If you're someone who takes pride in your work and is happy to go the extra mile then we'd love to hear from you!
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 the personal, practical, social and emotional care needs of residents.
Day to day duties will involve administering medication, excellent communication with residents and helping both them and their families when it comes to supportive living conversations. You will also have the opportunity to join in with internal events and entertainment with our residents, as well as an extensive range of trips.
We are a strong team that works with each other to provide the best possible care and environment for our residents. We provide Care 24/7 in our 51 bedded residential home.
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
The role is based in Service Delivery, which is the provider arm of the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care directorate. Service Delivery provides direct care to individuals living in their own homes and in-house residential establishments across the county. The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and works in accordance with good practice guidance and standards.
Our Vision is to provide outstanding services and be an employer of choice with highly trained, passionate and dedicated staff.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
There is currently an open consultation called 'The Future of the Eight Older People's Residential Care Homes' which is running until 5 January 2022. This is a listening exercise, and our overriding priority is the wellbeing of our residents and staff at the homes who we want to involve fully and sensitively in this process. Feedback from this consultation will be collated and considered by Surrey County Council's Cabinet in Spring 2022. Full details can be found here Surrey County Council - Citizen Space (surreysays.co.uk).
Health & Wellbeing
Surrey County Council champions and promotes wellbeing and support services for all staff. We recognise the past 18 months have been challenging for everyone but particularly those on the front line. Staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme and resources from Surrey Resilience Hub and can request and receive one to one support from our Mental Heath First Aiders or Wellbeing Champions.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Luke Reed on 01483 404 937 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.