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Senior Support Worker

Walton-on-thames, Surrey
£26,080 to £28,617
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

The starting salary for this role is £26,080 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.

Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in Health and Social care to be part of the team and leading and coaching your own Team?

We are recruiting a Senior Support Worker to work with our two residential homes for adults with learning disabilities, Rodney House and Langdown. You will need to be able to drive from both services; it is around 3 miles distance between the two homes.

Our residential homes for adults with learning difficulties are inspected on a regular basis and we are very proud of the quality of our services for adults within Surrey. We have invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue this in order to achieve and sustain a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of service users within our care.

As Senior Support Worker, you will support the Management Team to deliver a front line, person centred care service, seven days a week, 24 hours a day including bank holidays and evenings.

You will work with the Management Team to ensure that high quality care is delivered in accordance with Care Quality Commission standards and current legislation.

In this role you will be expected 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.
  • Plan, organise and supervise allocated activities.
  • 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 shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • 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.

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.

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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18/09/2022.

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 .

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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  • Job Reference: 702711971-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Surrey County Council
    Surrey County Council
  • Location: Walton-on-thames, Surrey
  • Salary: £26,080 to £28,617
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent