Senior Social Care Assistant – Woking, Surrey

Senior Social Care Assistant

Surrey County Council

Woking, Surrey


Senior Social Care Assistant



Salary:£29,291 per annum

Category:Social Work – Adults

Contract type:Fixed term

Working hours:36 hours per week

Posted on:8 March 2023

Closing date:27 March 2023

Directorate:Health,Wellbeing & ASC

Location:Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Rd, Woking, GU22 7QQ

About the role

The salary range for these roles is £29,291 – £31,810 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.

At Surrey, we are proud to be leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation and a recovery-focused strength-based approach.

Our goal is for our service-users to be able to be more in control of their care, making informed choices and being active citizens in their community.

We currently have a 9 month fixed term opportunity for a Senior Social Care Assistantin Woking.

What we can offer you;

  • Annual Leave – with the opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave 
  • Agile working opportunities – your work/life balance is important to us!
  • Training and Development – Superb opportunities for development including a Readiness Programme, Preceptorship, Structured Induction Programme 
  • A supportive, 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit MyBenefitsfor Surrey County Council staff for more information.

In your application, we would love to hear about your;

  • Substantial experience of working directly with people with social needs
  • Competent basic IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
  • The ability to travel within Surrey and also to other parts of the country and the use of a car in order to visit these customers
  • To be confident with people with physical, sensory, cognitive impairments with a learning disability and people with mental health problems.

About the role 

The role will focus on working with young people and their families with regards to Preparation for adulthood; you will work closely with the young person, family, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) schools and other involved professionals (children's social worker; health worker; SEND worker) to establish an individualised plan for the young person, from Year 9 and through their transition into adulthood.

You will hold a caseload and work with individuals who need additional support or guidance in order to identify their individual and specific needs or where best interest decisions need to be made on their behalf. As such, these individuals may need close monitoring, or frequent review so interventions to minimise and manage risk may be required. You may be involved in carrying out risk assessments and you will be involved in supporting safeguarding investigations and attending safeguarding meetings with the support of qualified practitioners.

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 26/03/2023.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

This is a 9 month secondment / fixed term contract. Please see line manager approval before applying. 

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 Jessica Peskett at [email protected]

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



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