Tuesday 26 April at Nonsuch Mansion, Cheam.
Surrey Choices has launched an appeal for people to come forward from across the county to join its ranks as personal assistants.
Surrey Choices supports people with a range of abilities to find the best care, activities and services for their needs across Surrey.
We are launching a new Personal Assistance (PA) service in April, and are looking for at least 30 support workers to be part of the new service.
The PA service aims to improve the independence, confidence and life skills of Surrey Choices customers in their homes and communities. It will provide them with the opportunity to access their local area, learn life skills, and support with personal care needs.
The service will match people with customers who meet their availability and location criteria, as well as looking at the customers’ support needs and aspirations so they can best utilise each individual’s skills and experience, for the perfect match. The role offers flexible working hours, on-going training and excellent rates of pay.
Speaking of the launch of the new PA service, Surrey Choices personal assistance manager, Donna Crompton, said: “The role of a PA involves supporting someone in their own home and in the local community to learn life skills, gain the independence and confidence to be able to live the life they want to lead. Being a personal assistant can be a highly rewarding job, and you can really make a huge difference to someone’s life.”
Surrey Choices also operates the Shared Lives scheme in Surrey and are recruiting for Shared Lives carers. The scheme helps a range of people to find a safe and supportive home environment where they can live as part of a family. Being a Shared Lives carer offers flexible working hours, whether it’s just for a couple of hours a week, weekend breaks, or as a full-time living arrangement. The role also offers generous rates of pay, the ability to work from home and specialist training.
Speaking of the role, Donna said: “Being a shared lives carers is a very special role, and it makes a real difference to our customers. Shared lives carers gives customers the opportunity to become more independent and to learn new skills in a safe and supportive home environment.”
Surrey Choices is holding a recruitment event on 26 April at Nonsuch Mansion, Cheam, between 1.30-3.30pm, which will give people the opportunity to find out more information about the roles. Candidates who are interested can apply for the positions and be interviewed on the day.
For more information on either role or to apply, visit www.surreychoices.com, see the job description online (click here) or call 01483 806 806.