Have you thought of a career in care?
We are offering exciting opportunities to work in care at Surrey Choices. We look for people with a supportive and caring attitude and a desire to learn and develop your skills.
Who We Are
Surrey Choices provides a range of support services which are dedicated to improving the independence, confidence and life skills of disabled people, autistic people, older people and those with other support needs, whatever their age, in the local community. Our vision is to be the leader in the provision of creative, innovative services that promote dignity, growth and personal choice.
The range of services we offer is constantly growing and includes day and community support services, supported employment, enhanced home living and support, training and skills for independence, and a professional social work practice team. We deliver these services through various hubs across Surrey.
Working With Us
We are proud to have Disability Confident Employer status. By working with us, you will have the opportunity to support a diverse range of individuals in fulfilling their potential. We are currently recruiting staff to work with our services on a flexible basis.
Benefits of working with Surrey Choices
When you work for us you will enjoy the following benefits: –
- 25 days holiday.
- Access to a generous pension scheme.
- Automatic entry into a Perkbox benefit scheme, which includes access to free breakdown cover and Kids Pass.
- Child Care Voucher Salary Sacrifice Scheme.
- Full training package.
- Strong culture supporting a good work life balance.
- Employee Assistance Programme.
Different Roles in Surrey Choices
Shared Lives Carer
Shared Lives works specifically with disabled people, autistic people older people, those with sensory needs, those with mental health problems and those with support needs, whatever their age. It provides people with the opportunity to become more independent and to learn new skills in a safe, supportive home environment.
As a Shared Lives Carer, you would share your home with an adult that has been matched with you. Depending on how much time you can commit this might be a long-term living arrangement, or a short-term break. You may also just provide occasional respite care, or you may spend one or two days a week with the person you are helping, rather than them living with you.
As a Shared Lives Carer, you will be paid by us depending on the type of care you are offering. You will be self-employed, so you will need to register as self-employed and pay your tax and National Insurance contributions yourself. There are special tax arrangements for Shared Lives Carers known as qualifying care relief and this does not prevent you from working in other employment.
We will give you all the information, training and support you require to support someone who has particular needs in your home.
To find out more about these roles please contact us.