The Adult Social Care Locality Team are offering an exciting opportunity on a 12-month fixed term contract for a Social Care Officer post. This role would be supporting island residents to achieve independence in their own homes/community by taking 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.
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 enthusiastic and motivated who is passionate about working with a range of clients over the age of 18 and 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.
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 Kate Concannon on 01983 821000 or email Kate.firstname.lastname@example.org"
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.
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.
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.
Closing Date: 09 August 2021
Interview date: 18 August 2021
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.