Adults Senior Social Care Assistant - Woking
£24,697 per annum pro rata for 25.2 hours per week based at Woking Borough Council Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking Surrey GU21 6YL
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
We currently have a part time 1 year secondment/Fixed Term Contract opportunity available for Senior Social Care Assistant, we have 3 ½ days available.
Do you have experience in safeguarding adults under the guidance of the Care Act 2014. The post will be responsible for supporting safeguarding processes
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formally known as CRB) Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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.
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 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.
You will have a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their needs or where best interests decisions need to be made on their behalf, they may need close monitoring, or frequent review or interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may 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.
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.
You will need to have competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems. All short-listed applicants will be required to complete an IT assessment as part of the interview process.
The work involves travelling within Surrey and also to other parts of the county. Therefore you will need to be a car driver and have access to a car.
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.
Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30 July 2017
Interviews will take place week commencing 7th August 2017
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.