£9,697.56 per annum for 16 hours per week pro rata to £21,797 per annum for full time hours, working every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Based at Arundel House, 34 Garratts Lane, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2EB.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave (pro rata), 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.
About the Role
Our residential homes for Adults with learning difficulties 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.
Arundel House is residential accommodation in Banstead providing permanent and respite places for eighteen Adults with Learning Disabilities in a residential care home which is separated into four suites, of which one provides the respite care.
We have an opportunity for an established and experienced member of staff who is currently working in social care and wishes to progress their career at Surrey County Council. This role will enable you to develop your leadership and organisational skills in a social care environment. With supervisory responsibilities you will be key in providing advice and guidance to others ensuring that they have personal development plans to follow in line with the County Framework and meet the essential standards of quality and safety as required by CQC.
You will have experience of dealing with the needs of the vulnerable within our society and have worked within a residential home setting. You will have a working knowledge of National Minimum Standards (Care Standards Act 2000) and ideally a Diploma in Health and Social Care level 3 (NVQ level 3) or be willing to undertake this qualification.
With excellent attention to detail and communication skills you will be competent at keeping clear records and care plans, be comfortable with writing reports and following health and safety procedures. As key worker to identified residents you will understand the values that support a person centred approach to help them retain their independence. Actively involved in creating opportunities for social and leisure activities you will introduce service users to the wider community, and ensure you maintain contact with a wide range of outside professionals, families and other people important to our residents.
Your role will be to assist in the provision of a high quality 24 hour residential service so you will need a flexible attitude to working weekends, some unsocial hours and be willing to undertake sleep in duties.
All new staff will have full support from the team to complete our induction programme along with all mandatory courses and further training for your own development. You will also receive regular staff supervision and annual appraisals.
As a Senior Residential Support Worker, your responsibilities will include:
- Working with and supporting Adults with learning difficulties to create positive outcomes and promote independence.
- Direct practical interactions with service users; including cooking, personal care and engaging with the wider community.
- Organising the shift, communicating with colleagues to plan and coordinate activities.
- Engagement in planning, implementation and delivery of care plans.
- Working in partnership with other agencies.
- Report writing and attending/contributing to reviews as required.
- Ensuring all your training requirements are met and recorded accurately.
Please submit your CV on this website and answer the Application Questions, clearly evidencing the following:
- Aspirations to “make a difference”.
- A committed, positive and flexible attitude.
- An ability to demonstrate an understanding of some of the issues facing vulnerable adults.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28th February 2018.
Interview dates are to be confirmed and applications will be reviewed and shortlisted on an on going basis.
Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours
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.
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