We provide advice and information, assessment and services for people from the age of 18 with physical and/or sensory disabilities; frail older people, including those with dementia or mental health concerns, and people with a learning disability.
We have teams in five acute hospitals providing a seven day a week service.
Within the Operations Team we also have specialist teams such as the Emergency Duty Team, Transition Team (for 14 - 25 year olds), Continuing Healthcare, Financial Assessments and Benefits Team.
Adult Social Care Commissioning is co-located in six Clinical Commissioning Group areas in Surrey. As part of the Better Care Fund, Local Joint Commissioning Groups have been set up in each of the six areas.
The Commissioning Support Unit reviews how the council provides a joined-up service to both our commissioners and providers. The unit works closely with Procurement to ensure that the Directorate retains a good countywide understanding of the status of all its grants and contracts.
Listed below are some of the key roles in the Commissioning Operations Team, more roles and jobs can be found by visiting our search for adult social care jobs webpage.
Social Care Assistant and Senior Social Care Assistant
These are unqualified social care roles, which offer a great opportunity for people who are looking for a step into a career in social care. These roles work alongside the qualified Social Workers and offer support in a variety of ways. You will have the chance to work on varied caseloads and develop a range of skills, which will support your development within social care.
Social Worker and Senior Social Workers
As a qualified Social Worker, with a recognised Social work qualification you will undertake front line social care duties. You will also have responsibility for leading the assessment, support, planning and reviewing processes for new referrals. In addition, the role involves providing formal supervision, guidance, support, advice and direction to Social Care Assistants and less experienced colleagues within the team. This role offers a chance to develop new skills as well as providing an opportunity to consolidate your existing skills and knowledge.
As a Senior Social Worker will have at least three years post registration experience as a Social Worker in a social care or multi-agency community setting. You will have the opportunity to work directly with people who have complex support needs, as well as the chance to lead safeguarding cases and supervise less experienced social care staff.
Occupational Therapist and Senior Occupational Therapist
As a qualified Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for assessing people within their own homes, providing equipment where appropriate and major adaptations, working closely with Borough or District Council colleagues. Occupational Therapists are key to the implementation of our reablement pathway and you will be involved in assessing and developing skills gain programmes for individuals. You will work closely with Practitioners within the team to provide a holistic and person-centred service. You will provide guidance, support and advice to Social Care Assistants and less experienced colleagues in the team. This post offers a chance to develop new skills as well as providing an opportunity to combine your existing skills and knowledge.
As an experienced Senior Occupational Therapist, you will work directly with people who have complex needs, offering a real chance to improve local residents’ quality of life. You will also be involved with complex equipment provision, moving and handling and major adaptations. You will have a responsibility to supervise junior team members.
Within Commissioning and Operations there are fantastic routes of progression into management roles such as, Assistant Team Manager and Team Manager roles, which you can see in the document attached.
Hospital Teams (flexible working)
Hospital teams are at the forefront of providing an 8am – 8pm weekday and weekend working patterns in our acute hospitals on a shift . The teams cover shifts to provide a service into the evening and across the weekend allowing for more flexible shift patterns for staff which can help with work / life balance.
Our 11 Commissioning and Operations Teams are based in district and borough council offices around Surrey and are divided into four areas:
- North West Surrey
- South West Surrey
- Mid Surrey
- East Surrey
Spelthorne - Staines TW18 1XB
Woking - Woking GU21 6YL
Runnymede - Addlestone KT15 2AH
Guildford - Guildford GU2 4BB
Waverley - Godalming GU7 1HR
Surrey Heath - Camberley GU15 3HD
Epsom and Ewell - Epsom KT18 5BY
Mole Valley - Dorking RH4 1SD
Elmbridge - Esher KT10 9SD
Reigate and Banstead - Reigate RH2 0SH
Tandridge - Oxted RH8 0BT
Our hospital teams are based in the following five acute hospitals providing a seven day a week service.
- St Peters
Guildford Road, Lyne, Chertsey KT16 0PZ
- Royal Surrey
Egerton Road, Guildford GU2 7XX
- Frimley Park
Portsmouth Road, Frimley, Camberley GU16 7UJ
Dorking Road, Epsom KT18 7EG
- East Surrey
Canada Avenue, Redhill RH1 5RH