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Care Assistant

  • Reference:orbis/TP/41396/8342
  • Positions:1
  • Salary:Up to £10.10 per hour plus unsociable hours allowance
  • Category:Care - Adults
  • Contract type:Fixed term
  • Working hours:35 hours per week
  • Posted on:7 January 2022
  • Closing date:N/A
  • Directorate:Health,Wellbeing & ASC
  • Location:Orchard Court, East Grinstead Road, Lingfield, Surrey

About the role

The starting salary for this role is up to £10.10 per hour, working 35 hours per week.

Are you looking for a job where no two days are the same? Do you want to come into work knowing you're able to make people feel empowered to be the best they can be?

We are hiring for a care assistant; a role that allows not only you to make a difference to older people but also for them to make a positive impact on you. A great care assistant is someone who is kind, patient, open and respectful and with that in mind, we appreciate that the best care assistants bring life experience and strong values to their everyday duties within the older people's homes.

Through building rapport and treating our residents with dignity and respect, you will be able to build strong relationships that will be centred on the personal, practical, social and emotional care needs of residents. Day to day duties will involve excellent communication with residents and helping both them and their families when it comes to supportive living conversations – on other days you may even find yourself on a group day out to the seaside. It's all about ensuring the residents are living happy and healthy lives.

Typical day to day duties will involve administering medication, updating care plans and records, participating in social activities within the home, communicating with residents and helping both them and their families when it comes to supportive living conversations – on other days you may even find yourself helping with kitchen and domestic duties to ensure the smooth running of the home.

Does this sound like a career you'd be interested in? If so, we'd love to hear from you and, your application should show:

  • An ability to be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of our residents
  • Excellent communication and observational skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • A positive, friendly and proactive attitude

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.

There is currently an open consultation called 'The Future of the Eight Older People's Residential Care Homes' which is running until 5 January 2022. This is a listening exercise, and our overriding priority is the wellbeing of our residents and staff at the homes who we want to involve fully and sensitively in this process. Feedback from this consultation will be collated and considered by Surrey County Council's Cabinet in Spring 2022. Full details can be found here Surrey County Council - Citizen Space (surreysays.co.uk)

Health & Wellbeing

Surrey County Council champions and promotes wellbeing and support services for all staff. We recognise the past 18 months have been challenging for everyone but particularly those on the front line. Staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme and resources from Surrey Resilience Hub and can request and receive one to one support from our Mental Heath First Aiders or Wellbeing Champions.

Job details

Additional information

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.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

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

Interview dates to be confirmed. 

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Monika Raputa-Faryna on 01483404938 or by e-mail at monika.raputafaryna@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Benefits

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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  • Updated: 23 Jan 2022

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