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Senior Residential Support Worker - Elmbridge

  • Reference: 100008235
  • Published on: Thu 22/06/2017 12:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/07/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 28 hours per week.
  • Salary: 16702
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Elmbridge
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£16,702 per annum for 28 hours per week based at Coveham Residential, Anyards Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 2LJ.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

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

Coveham is a registered 10 bed residential home providing 24-hour support for adults with learning disabilities, based in Cobham Surrey

We support and enable people with daily living tasks, personal care, access to leisure pursuits, education, skills development and social networks within the local community, using a person centred approach. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly and dedicated staff team, who are committed to supporting service users in a person centred way assisting them to retain and develop their independence.

We offer a generous annual leave package, local government salary-related pension, tax free childcare vouchers as well as our car lease scheme or our pay-as-you go car club to name a few.

For more information on our benefits package please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

We are always keen to hear from experienced Residential Support Workers who are looking for an opportunity that will allow them to help make a difference to vulnerable adults. We also want people who are committed to developing their own professional skills and ability.

The Role Requires

  • Understanding of the sensitivity to the needs of people with learning disabilities.
  • A willingness to encourage and support people with learning disabilities to access activities and facilities in the community.
  • Respect for the cultures and beliefs of the people we support.
  • The resilience and emotional intelligence to handle challenging situations. Every day is different and can throw up its own challenges and pressures. You need to be adaptable but able to follow guidelines with a consistent, person centred approach.
  • A flexible attitude, both to the level of care required by the people we support as well as the time requirements of the role.
  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Residential Care is required for this Senior role

Your Responsibilities

  • Working with and supporting Adults with learning difficulties to create positive outcomes and promote independence.
  • Direct practical interactions with service users; including cooking, personal care and engaging with the wider community.
  • Organising the shift, communicating with colleagues to plan and coordinate activities.
    • Engage in planning, implementation and delivery of care plans, accurate and timely upkeep of service user records, and daily notes as well as an understanding of confidentiality
    • Good organisational and leadership skills, experience in carrying out effective staff supervision and appraisal
    • Working in partnership with other agencies.
    • Report writing and attending/contributing to reviews as required.
    • Ensure all training requirements are met and recorded accurately.
  • A flexible attitude to working weekends, public holidays, some unsocial hours and to undertake sleep in duties.


Staff will receive Full Induction Training (including mandatory training), and the opportunity to undertake further Personal Skills Training under regular staff supervision.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Diana Butler on 01932 794600

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17th July 2017

Interviews will take place from 01.08.2017.