Hours: 1x 37 hours
1x 34 hours
Contract Type: Permanent
The Isle of Wight Council operates Plean Dene residential Learning Disability Home which provide a safe environment for the residents enabling them to lead fulfilled and enriched lives.
We are looking to appoint positive, committed and forward-thinking Support Workers who will be supporting residents in the authority-run homes for adults with a learning disability and Behaviours that Challenge.
You will play a key role in delivering a high-quality service, which has a person-centred approach and actively supports and maximises residents' independence and life experience. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy with a clear commitment to excellence. It is an important feature of these roles that residents have access to the range of community activities and we therefore welcome applications from people who are able to drive vehicles used by the residents in the homes.
You will be well supported and receive regular structured supervision, training and development opportunities.
Please note that due to the current COVID PANDEMIC all staff will be required to wear a Surgical Face Mask while on duty, and until Government Guidance changes.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have now amended the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 so that, from 11 November 2021, all adult care home workers and other visiting professionals will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an exemption or there is an emergency. Therefore, in order for us to meet this requirement, we will be seeking evidence from yourself as employment of an unvaccinated care home worker will breach the statutory restriction under the Health and Social Care Amendment Regulations.
The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. 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, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.