The starting salary for this role is £27,991 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Esher Local Office, Elmbridge BC Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD.
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 remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.
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’.
You will be part of a team and will have access to direction, support and supervision from a qualified Social Worker.
As a Senior Social Care Assistant, 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 be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments.
In this role, you will work in partnership with individuals and 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 and promote independence, choice and control.
You will have a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance to identify their needs. As well as this, you will identity where best interest decisions need to be made on their behalf, where close monitoring may be needed, or when frequent review or interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may also 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. In order to meet these requirements you will have substantial experience of working with people who have social care needs.
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.
You will need to have competent basic 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, you must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
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.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 03/12/2021.
Interviews will take place week commencing 13/12/2021.
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 Cristina Villacci-Adams on 01372 832695.
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.