Assistant Employment Support Workers (Surrey Choices)

Salary: £16,830 - £18,390 per annum (Full-time); £14,759 - £16,127 per annum (Term-time)
Post: Full-time, Term-Time only, 37.5 hours per week. The roles are fixed term for one year with the possibility of extension
Location: Countywide in Surrey: 3 posts based in Ashford, Guildford and Redhill


Every Life, Every Chance

Surrey Choices is a friendly team of exceptional staff based across Surrey who are dedicated to improving the independence and life skills of people with disabilities in their local community. 

We have an exciting opportunity for Assistant Employment Support Specialists to join our Employability Team, Countywide. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to provide support and training to people with disabilities.


Are you...

Good at problem-solving, helpful, honest, trustworthy, someone with a ‘can-do’ attitude, confident, self-motivated, able to adapt, a self-starter with a hands-on approach, can prioritise your workload and have good diary management skills?

You’ll be passionate about equality of opportunity and have awareness of issues relating to disability, local community participation and employment.


What matters to you

People: you are a people person, you are passionate about empowering individuals to become more independent, enjoy working as part of a team. Helping people overcome challenges to secure meaningful employment opportunities and live a more fulfilling life which includes social inclusion.

Making a difference: you want to make a difference in people’s lives, and be an ambassador to others, such as local employers, carers, families and other professionals to join your mission to help your customers reach their independence and employment potential.


What we ask of you

As an Assistant Employment Support Specialist, you will:

  • Support customers on a 1:1 basis to take part in outcome-based activities and services that meet high standards relating to support and safety, building on our customers’ strengths, talents, knowledge, skills and experiences.
  • Work effectively in a team and in collaboration with our Employment Support Specialists to ensure the smooth-running of effective sessions and provision of high-quality services.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with customers, their families and their support network.  This will include both verbal and written communication.
  • Take responsibility for own continuous professional development and maintaining an adequate level of knowledge and skills pertaining to the role.
  • Take all reasonable precautions to maintain the health and safety of self and others, ensuring that any risks in relation to this are reported and remedial action taken in a timely manner.
  • Comply at all times with the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintain professional and personal boundaries with all customers, parents & carers, colleagues and other professionals.
  • Actively support and promote Surrey Choices business objectives, operating model and core values.
  • Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required of this role and as requested by Manager(s).



For further information regarding this role, please contact Nicky Harding (Employment & Communities Manager) at

Apply by visiting our Careers page at

Closing date: 13th September 2019


We welcome applications from all sections of the community and have an equal opportunities policy.  If you need any reasonable adjustments during the interview process or to undertake this role due to disability, please do not hesitate to discuss with us.

Surrey Choices is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of customers and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

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