The starting salary for this role is £26,080 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Surrey County Council’s Mental Health Service are looking to recruit 5 Social Care Assistants within our teams based across Surrey.
We currently have the following vacancies available as full-time, 12 month fixed-term contracts:
- North West Surrey - Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester square, Woking, GU21 6YL
- Mid Surrey - Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5BY
- South West Surrey – Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB
- East Surrey - Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Woodhatch, Reigate, RH2 8EF
- Substance Mis-use Team - Two bridges, Riversdell Close, Chertsey, KT16 9JU
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 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’.
Promoting independence, choice and control is at the heart of this position. This is an exciting opportunity to work with people to maximise their potential for independence.
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 be to assist qualified practitioners with a variety of tasks, including assessing people’s needs and carrying out regular reviews. You will frequently be the first point of contact between the public and the service, gathering initial information and identifying the need for further assessment, as well as signposting people to other services.
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.
Social Care Assistants will hold a caseload of individuals and carers who will generally have a support plan in place that requires routine monitoring. 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.
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; therefore, you will need to be a car driver and have access to a car.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 15/08/2022 with interviews to follow.
For an informal discussion please contact:
- Woking – Charlotte McGregor at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Epsom – Melanie Cookson at Melanie.Cookson@surreycc.gov.uk
- Reigate – Juliette Flynn at Juliette.Flynn@surreycc.gov.uk
- Chertsey – William McCarthy at William.McCarthy@surreycc.gov.uk
- Guildford – Louise Rutland-Lawes at Louise.Rutlandlawes@surreycc.gov.uk
We look forward to receiving your application with tailored personal statement. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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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.