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Support Worker
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/863/18520
  • Published: Wed 10/11/2021, 10:28 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/11/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,943 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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Support Worker

The starting salary for this role is £21,943 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

Only candidates who are fully vaccinated prior to their start date or medically exempt from vaccinations can work within our care homes. This is a legal requirement set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

We are looking for people motivated and committed to improving the lives of others and who have a desire to empower and promote independence. At the moment, we have an opportunity for support staff at Mallow Crescent.

Mallow Crescent comprises of six modern houses in Burpham (near Guildford) providing a range of services for people with learning disabilities including supported living and short breaks. We support people with daily living tasks and personal care, and help enable access to leisure pursuits, education, skills development and social networks within the local community, using a person-centred approach.  

The average week is 36 hours spread over 5 days and made up of a variety of shifts to support our 24 hour service at 25 - 30 Mallow Crescent, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey. We are happy to provide examples of shifts we require.

An interest and desire to support people with learning disabilities is essential, but Surrey County Council’s mandatory training and additional specific training will be provided.

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

You don’t need any formal qualifications to apply for Residential 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.
  • Good computer skill would be a benefits.

We also require people to have a driving licence and be willing to drive the site cars.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29/11/2021 with interviews to follow. 

An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Fatima Ahmad, Jan Paling or Val Ivanov on 01483 455879 or by e-mail at


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.

Our Commitment

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.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.