Senior Social Care Assistant - Transition Team
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/52969/12012
  • Published: Fri 12/02/2021, 17:15 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/03/2021, 17:15 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,641 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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Senior Social Care Assistant - Transition Team

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Transition Team in Adult Social Care. We have had a major review of how we work and are currently implementing these changes.

The role will focus on working with young people and their families with regards to Preparation for adulthood; you will work closely with the young person, family, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) schools and other involved professionals (children’s social worker; health worker; SEND worker) to establish an individualised plan for the young person, from Year 9 and through their transition into adulthood.

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’.

As part of a wider team, you will have access to and benefit from direction, support and supervision from a qualified Social Worker.

Frequent direct contact with the public will form a large part of your role, whether on the phone or visits to own homes or in a care setting. Your role will involve a variety of tasks including assessing people’s needs and carrying out regular reviews.

Working in partnership with individuals, their carers, and professional staff in other agencies, service providers and Support Brokers, you will support vulnerable adults and their families to identify and arrange services that meet their needs and promote independence, choice and control.

You will hold a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their individual and specific needs or where best interest decisions need to be made on their behalf.  As such, these individuals may need close monitoring, or frequent review so interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may be involved in carrying out risk assessments and 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.

Post holders may work with any combination, or all, of the following care groups: people with physical, sensory, cognitive impairments, people with a learning disability and people with mental health problems.

If you would like to join us, please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:

  • Substantial experience of working directly with people with social needs
  • Competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
  • The ability to travel within Surrey and also to other parts of the country and the use of a car in order to visit these customers
  • To be confident with people with physical, sensory, cognitive impairments 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.

Internal applicants must discuss and obtain the agreement of their line managers before applying for this secondment opportunity.

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For an informal discussion contact e-mail at anne.baillie@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18th February 2021.

Interviews will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2021.

This is a fixed-term contract until 31.03.2021 to cover maternity leave.

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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