Senior Social Care Assistant – All Age Learning Disabilities Team – Woking

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Job Details £25,821 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. This is a fixed term contract until the 31st March 2021. 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 24 days annual leave, 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. 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 number positions available for Senior Social Care Assistants in our newly created All Age Learning Disabilities team. 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 peoples 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. For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile. Additional Information The job advert closes at 23:59 on 06th January 2019. Please note applications will not be reviewed prior to the closing date. Interview dates are to be confirmed. 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 2 months from your interview date. Values and Behaviours Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link.