The starting salary for this role is £26,080 per annum for 36 hours per week (pro-rata for part-time staff).
This is a full time position but part-time applications will be considered.
We are looking to recruit Social Care Assistants within our Adult Social Care Locality teams in Mid Surrey.
We currently have vacancies in the following team:
Elmbridge Locality Team, Elmbridge Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD.
*Please note* - at the time of advertising we currently only have vacancies available within our Elmbridge Locality Team (KT10 9SD) – however please note that this is subject to change with potential opportunities arising in Epsom, Mole Valley and Epsom General Hospital.
Applicants must hold a valid driving license and have access to a car.
As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our agile working options. Agile working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working from home. For this position candidates are required to work in the office a minimum of two days per week.
There’s never been a more exciting time to join Adult Social Care and we currently have the following unqualified Social Care Assistant vacancies based in our Locality team in Elmbridge:
You will be part of a team and will have access to direction, support and supervision from a qualified Social Worker or Occupational Therapist. This position is a gateway to opportunities to learn about Occupational Therapy and Social Work that may lead to you becoming a professional in one of these fields of social care.
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 this post. This is an exciting opportunity to work with people to maximise their potential for independence.
You will work in partnership with individuals, their carers, professional staff in other agencies, service providers and the locality team staff in order to support vulnerable adults and their families to identify and arrange services that meet their needs.
You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
Social Care Assistants hold a caseload of individuals and carers who will generally have a support plan in place that requires routine monitoring, as your skills expand you will be able to do assessments supporting Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.
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.
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.
The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the country. Therefore, you will need to be a car driver and have access to a car.
For more information, please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
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.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 27th November 2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 5th December 2022.
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 Carol Mahoney & Sherene McQueen on 01372 832695.
We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, 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.