Arundel is a registered Residential Care home, providing a 24 hour personalised support service for up to 13 individuals. We support people with learning disabilities and people with Autism aged eighteen and up, with the emphasis on enabling the residents to live as independently as possible. We support both male and female residents who have a variety of abilities and support needs.
Arundel is arranged into four units: Sapphire, Azure, Jade and Colman’s Cottage. Colman’s Cottage (our separate short breaks wing) allows up to 5 people to access breaks with very little disruption to our residents. This area has its own kitchen – which we can use to develop peoples’ skills while they stay with us. We have four staff plus a shift leader, who has overall accountability for the shift, as well as an on-call manager. During the night we have one person sleeping in and a waking night staff member.
We offer support to individuals living in on-site, supported living accommodation and to individuals living in their own homes.
About the Role
At Surrey, we are always keen to hear from experienced and inexperienced applicants who are looking for an opportunity that will allow them to help make a difference to vulnerable adults in the community. We also want people who are committed to developing their own professional skills and ability.
You don’t need any formal qualifications to apply for Support Worker positions; you simply need to have the right qualities:
- Understanding of the sensitivity to the needs of people with learning disabilities.
- A willingness to encourage and support people with learning disabilities to access activities and facilities in the community.
- Respect for the cultures and beliefs of the people we support
- The resilience and emotional intelligence to handle challenging situations. Every day is different and can throw up its own challenges and pressures. You need to be adaptable but able to follow guidelines with a consistent, person-centred approach.
- A flexible attitude, both to the level of care required by the people we support as well as the time requirements of the role.
As a 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.
- Administration of medications
- Key working - including basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and other Office applications.
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.
You will receive Full Induction Training (including mandatory training), as well as the opportunity to undertake further Personal Skills Training under regular staff supervision. You will complete the Care Certificate within 12 weeks of the start of your employment, and opportunities for further study are available.
To be shortlisted for this role, your application must clearly evidence:
- 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.
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.
Up to 32 hours per week based at Arundel House, 34 Garretts Lane, Banstead Surrey SM7 2EB. Casual 0 hour contract maybe considered but not guaranteed.
Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please email Michael Brown, Team Manager at email@example.com.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17/12/2020 with interviews to follow.
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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 26 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.
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