Isle of Wight Council

Learning Disability Homes

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Casual Support Workers within Learning Disability Homes (Ref: 50049851)

Homes for adults with a learning disability, Various Locations: Shanklin, Freshwater and Newport areas, Isle of Wight

Grade 4: Being £10.19 per hour

Vacancy Reference: 50049851

Closing Date: 03/10/2022

Hours: Various per week
Contract type: Casual

Do you want a role where you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who make FUN the focus every day? Where you support one another to enable people to build their life skills and lead fulfilling, happy lives?

The Isle of Wight Council operates a group of residential Learning Disability Homes providing safe environments for residents, enabling them to lead fulfilled and enriched lives.

We are looking for positive, committed and forward thinking Support Workers to join our teams on a casual basis, to support people in promoting their independence; working within Plean Dene, Saxonbury and Westminster House.

You'll play a key role in delivering a high quality service with a person centred approach,  actively supporting and maximising residents' independence and life experience.

From going for walks on the beach with residents to taking part during in-house parties and supporting activities like sports, cooking, or gardening in our beautiful grounds, there is always something fun happening at our Learning Disability Homes and now you can be a part of it.

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 so a driving licence is desirable.

The typical shift times are as follows:

* Early Shift - 07.30-15.00
* Late Shift - 14.30-22.00
* Wakeful Night - 22.00-07.30

When you join us, you'll be well supported with structured supervision, training and plenty of development opportunities. PLUS, as a member of #TeamIWC you’ll also have access to the following;

National and local staff discounts & benefits schemes
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and general wellbeing.
Solent ferry travel discounts via Red Funnel, Wightlink & Hovertravel
Island bus network discount and / or staff parking permit scheme
Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership
Cycle to work scheme

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Chris Grimes (Shanklin), on 866015, Louise Ixer (Freshwater) on 755228, and Laura McGovern (Newport) on 526310.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

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.

Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.