The starting salary for this role is £29,291 per annum for working 36 hours per week. You will be based at either Quadrant Court in Woking or Woodhatch Place in Reigate.
The Transition Team are looking to recruit a number of Senior Social Care Assistants. Part-time applications will be considered.
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence to drive in the UK and have access to a car.
There has never been a more exciting time to join the Transition Team in Adult Social Care. We have had a major review of how we work and are currently implementing these changes.
The role will focus on working with young people and their families with regards to preparation for adulthood; you will work closely with the young person, family, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) schools and other involved professionals (children’s social worker; health worker; SEND worker) to establish an individualised plan for the young person, from Year 9 and through their transition into adulthood.
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’.
As part of a wider team, you will have access to and benefit from direction, support and supervision from a qualified Social Worker.
Frequent direct contact with the public will form a large part of your role, whether on the phone, visiting individuals’ homes, or in a care setting. Your role will involve a variety of tasks including assessing people’s needs and carrying out regular reviews.
Working in partnership with individuals, their carers, professional staff in other agencies, service providers and Support Brokers, you will support vulnerable adults and their families to identify and arrange services that meet their needs and promote independence, choice and control.
You will hold a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their individual and specific needs or where best interest decisions need to be made on their behalf. As such, these individuals may need close monitoring or frequent review so interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may be involved in carrying out risk assessments and you will be involved in supporting safeguarding investigations and attending safeguarding meetings with the support of qualified practitioners.
Senior Social Care Assistants will have substantial experience of working directly with people with social care needs, including visiting them in their own homes. You will be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments.
Post holders may work with any combination, or all, of the following care groups: people with physical, sensory, cognitive impairments, people with a learning disability, and people with mental health problems.
If you would like to join us, please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:
- Substantial experience of working directly with people with social needs
- Competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems
- The ability to travel within Surrey and also to other parts of the country. You will need access to a car in order to visit these customers
- Confidence working with people who have physical, sensory, or cognitive impairments; individuals with a learning disability; and people with mental health problems.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25th September 2022.
Interviews will take place week commencing 3rd October 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 Jessica Peskett on 07966 283752 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (pro rata for part time roles), 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.