This role has a starting salary of £27,897 per annum, based on a 36-hour working week. The average week is 36 hours spread over 5 days and made up of a variety of shifts to support our 24-hour service at Rodney Place. We are happy to provide examples of shifts we require.
We are excited to be hiring a new Senior Support Worker to join our fantastic Rodney team based in Walton On Thames. We are incredibly proud of our fantastic Adult Supported Living homes which provide quality service to those with learning difficulties.
Rewards and Benefits
- 26 days' holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
- Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
- An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
- Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
- Paternity, adoption and dependants leave
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
- 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
- Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources
About the Team
We support people with daily living tasks and personal care, and help enable access to leisure pursuits, education, skills development, and social networks within the local community, using a person-centred approach. We have invested in our homes and staff to maintain a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of those who live there, enabling them to live as independently as possible.
With guarantees of a supportive team, excellent training and development opportunities and a chance to make a real difference to the lives of others, we think Surrey is a great place to be a Senior Support Worker! We would love you to join us on our mission to support the individuals of Surrey and ensure no one is left behind.
About the Role
In this role you will support the team to deliver a front-line, person-centred care service. You will work with the management team to ensure that high quality care is delivered in accordance with Care Quality Commission standards and current legislation.
In this role you will have the opportunity to:
- Assist the management team in the delivery of front-line care services
- Manage day-to-day activities of a small team in separate units / houses
- Undertake assessments, implement support plans, maintain records & develop individual programmes
- Support individuals with day-to-day living, including accessing community, domestic chores, personal care and medication
- Assist in review of quality of care
- Liaise with carers, relatives, colleagues and other agencies.
- Motivate and mentor the team around you
Please note that this role involves shift work and working alternative weekends.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Significant experience within a social service, supported living, or health setting
- Knowledge of current legislation and standards in relation to the service
- Understanding of the needs and aspirations of adults with learning difficulties who may have additional physical or sensory disabilities or mental health needs
- The ability to communicate with people with physical, cognitive, or learning difficulties
- Experience of working as part of a team and an understanding of how to develop and motivate colleagues
- 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.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 22/02/2024 with interviews to follow.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.