Service Area: Adult Social Care and Community Well-being
Post Title: Social Care Officer
Post Number: 50066604
Team Name: Learning Disabilities Team
Workplace: County Hall
Salary: Grade 8, £24,319 to £27,041 pro rata / per annum
Hours: 1 x 37 hours per week and 1 x 30 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 months
The Adult Integrated Learning Disability Team is looking for 2x 12month fixed term Social Care Officers, who would like to support our Island by working with adults with a Learning Disability, alongside their carers, family members and our Health colleagues from the Community Leaning Disability Team.
This is an exciting time for the Learning Disability Team as we are in the process of integrating with our Health colleagues from the Arthur Webster Clinic, as we recognise the importance of shared expertise and skills to promote best outcomes for those we are supporting.
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Social Care Officers who are passionate about working with clients with a Learning Disability. You will have good communication and relationship building skills and fully recognise the importance of ensuring that the voice of those we are supporting is heard. You will share our ambitions, passion and attitude to ensure the people we serve live the best lives possible.
The successful candidate will be able to use a strengths-based, person centred approach to promote independence and positive wellbeing, enabling the client to achieve their goals and aspirations. This will involve undertaking Care Act Assessments, reviews, and creative care plans, while working in partnership with service providers and qualified Social Workers.
You will benefit from a unique and enriching environment within an organisation that values strong leadership, a good work life balance, quality management and reflective supervision.
The successful candidate will be suitably qualified with a NVQ3 in Care or equivalent. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Data Protection Act and evidence of ability to work to practice guidance/procedure. You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours (OOH) stand-by duty rota as and when requested by management on an occasional basis.
1x 37 hour Social Care officer post
1x 30 hour Social Care Officer post
Please visit the Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development opportunities we offer.
Team IWC Values:
- Community & Customer focused
- Effective & Efficient
- Working together
- Fair & transparent
We are proud of our commitment to offer:
- Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce
- Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their professional
- Providing regular training opportunities.
We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Rebeca Hunter on tel: 01983 821000 ext 6878 or email email@example.com
Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees. The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.
In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
Please view information pack and complete your job application online at www.iwight.com/jobvacancies Telephone 01983 823134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.
Closing Date: 23/07/2021