Bank Residential Support Worker - Surrey
Rodney House, Walton-on-Thames
Mallow Crescent, Guildford
Langdown, West Molesey
We offer a local government salary-related pension, 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.
About the Role
At Surrey we are always keen to hear from experienced and inexperienced 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.
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.
You will receive Full Induction Training (including mandatory training), as well as the opportunity to undertake further Personal Skills Training under regular staff supervision. You will complete the Care Certificate within 12 weeks of the start of your employment and are opportunities for further study are available.