We are looking for 2 Residential Support Workers to assist in the provision of a high quality 24 hour residential service at Arundel House, a registered Residential Care Home providing a 24-hour personalised support service for 18 Adults with Learning Disabilities.
£17,491.56 per annum for working 32 hours per week. You will work a five day a week rota pattern with alternate weekend working, therefore a flexible approach to working alternate weekends, some unsocial hours and undertaking sleep in duties is required.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered 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.
Arundel House is situated in Garratts Lane, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2EB. We are in easy reach of the A217 and the M25. Banstead has various public transport links and the local train station is a 15 minute walk.
About the Role
Arundel House is a residential home for Adults with learning difficulties. At Arundel we provide a service to individuals supporting them to live with a maximum of choice and independence, designed to meet their individual needs. We are committed to supporting residents in a person centred way that helps them to develop and retain their independence, and encourages individuals to take an active role in the community.
We are inspected on a regular basis and we are very proud of the quality of our residential services for Adults within Surrey. As a result, we have invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue this, in order to achieve a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of service users within our care.
We would be keen to hear from you if you are interested in making a difference to the lives of vulnerable Adults in the community. You don’t need any formal qualifications to apply for this position, regardless of your experience, as long as you are committed to your work and have the right qualities and skills then please apply!
You will be:
- Sensitive to the needs of people with learning disabilities, and able to support service users meet their personal care needs, including personal hygiene and some domestic duties as well as providing direct practical interactions.
- An excellent communicator with the ability to work effectively to with a wide range of individuals, including external partners and agencies.
- Willing to encourage and support people with learning disabilities to access activities and facilities in the community.
- Respectful of the cultures and beliefs of the people we support.
- Resilient to handle sometimes challenging situations.
- Able to use IT systems to accurately record information and contribute to care plans.
- Organised so as to support the shift - communicating with colleagues to plan and coordinate activities.
In return for your dedication we will offer you a Full Induction Training (including mandatory training), as well as the opportunity to undertake further Personal Skills Training under regular staff supervision. We will support you to complete the Care Certificate within 12 weeks of the start of your employment and opportunities for further study are available. You must attend all mandatory courses’ to help you achieve a good knowledge of your role. You will also have the opportunity to undertake other personal skills training. Knowledge of National minimum Standards (Care Standards Act 2015) would be helpful although full training will be given.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
We look forward to receiving your application.
This advert closes at 27th July 2018.
Applications will be reviewed and short listed on an on going basis.
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.
The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.
• Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
• Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
• Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
• Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.
Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.
• Be customer focused - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
• Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
• Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
• Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
• Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
• Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.
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