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Senior Support Worker


  • Reference: orbis/TP/164901/30529
  • Positions: 1
  • Salary: £26,080 per annum
  • Category: Social Work - Adults
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: 36 hours per week
  • Posted on: 27 January 2023
  • Closing date: 19 February 2023
  • Directorate: SCC: Health,Wellbeing & ASC
  • Location: Langdown House, Molesey, KT8 2NY

About the role

The starting salary for this role is £26,080 per annum, working 36 hours per week.

With guarantees of a supportive team, excellent training and development opportunities and a chance to make a real difference to the lives of others, we think Surrey is a great place to be a Senior Support Worker! We would love you to join us on our mission to support the residents of Surrey and ensure no one is left behind.

We are incredibly proud of our fantastic Adults residential homes which provide quality service to those with learning difficulties. We have invested in our homes and staff to maintain a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of those who live there, enabling them to live as independently as possible. 

Our team have been working together for some years and provides new members a welcoming friendly atmosphere, supporting you to become comfortable in your new position. Surrey offers a full Induction Training Programme, scheduled on to your rota. New staff will have full support to complete your induction programme along with the mandatory courses, with further training for your own development. You will receive regular staff supervision and annual appraisals.

In this role you will have the opportunity to;

  • Assist the management team in the delivery of front-line care services.
  • Manage day to day activities of small team in a separate units / houses. 
  • Undertake assessments, implement support plans, maintain records & develop individual programmes.
  • Support individuals with day to day living including accessing community, domestic chores, personal care and medication.
  • Assist in review of quality of care – need ability to review and assess processes and practices.
  • Liaise with carers, relatives, colleagues and other agencies.
  • Motivate and mentor the team around you

Please note that this role involves shift work and working alternative weekends.

To be considered for shortlisting to interview for this position your application we would love to hear about your;

  • Significant experience within a social service, residential, or health setting.
  • Knowledge of current legislation and standards in relation to the service.
  • Understanding of the needs and aspirations of adults with learning difficulties who may have additional physical or sensory disabilities or mental health needs.
  • The ability to communicate with people with physical, cognitive, or learning difficulties.
  • Experience of working as part of a team and an understanding of how to develop and motivate colleagues.

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 19/02/2023.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

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.

Contact details

For an informal discussion please contact Bibi Jaufaraully on 07790826110.

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


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.

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