Residential Support Worker - Cobham
£19,387 per annum based on full time employment (36 hours per week). £10.33 per hour for our Bank positions. Based at Coveham, Anyards Road, Cobham, KT11 2LI We also offer a generous annual leave package , local government salary-related pension , tax free childcare vouchers as well as the option to join our car lease scheme or our pay-as-you go car club to name but a few. For more information on our benefits package please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff . 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 these roles. At Surrey we are always keen to hear from experienced and non experienced applicants who are looking for an opportunity that will allow them to help make a difference to vulnerable Adults in the community. We also want people who are committed to developing their own professional skills and ability. 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. Your Responsibilities As a Residential 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. Our residential homes for Adults with learning difficulties are inspected on a regular basis and we are very proud of the quality of our residential services for Adults within Surrey. As a result, we have invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue this, in order to achieve a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of service users within our care. Training Staff will receive Full Induction Training (including mandatory training), as well as the opportunity to undertake further Personal Skills Training under regular staff supervision. Staff complete the Care Certificate within 12 weeks of the start of employment and are offered the opportunity to take a Level 2 in Residential Care. For more information about each of our homes and the role advertised, please find attached to this advert a full Job Description and Person Specification. Please submit your CV and answer the Application Questions, clearly evidencing the following: Aspirations to “ make a difference ”. A committed, positive and flexible attitude. An ability to demonstrate an understanding of some of the issues facing vulnerable adults. You will also be asked to provide your Personal Details and select the Homes you are interested in applying for, from our list of Current Opportunities, using the ‘Apply for Job’ link below. You can find useful guidance on our website to assist you with your job application . There are also further helpful hints, handy tips and employment advice to make sure your application sells you in the best possible way. Please feel free to contact us on 01932 794600 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th September 2017.