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Social Care Officers Ref: 45002492

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 8, £23,668 to £26,317

Vacancy Reference: 45002492

Closing Date: 10/01/2020

Interview Date: 23/01/2020

1x 37 hours, permanent post: Crisis Response

We are changing things – at pace – in adult social care here on the Isle of Wight and our sights are set on being a national exemplar of innovation and excellence, delivering the very best person centred outcomes for those we serve. We are passionate in our belief that our residents have the right to expect no less. 

Isle of Wight Council staff and services have received national recognition after being shortlisted in this year’s Municipal Journal Achievement Awards. The Isle of Wight Council was the only authority out of over 400 across the country to be shortlisted for five awards, Dr Carol Tozer being one of them for Corporate director of the Year.

We introduced our Care Close to Home strategy, in April 2017 and its impact has been significant. For instance, we have seen a 39% reduction in the rate of permanent admissions into care homes amongst those people aged 65 and older; improvement from being the local authority with the highest rate of delayed transfer of care in 2016 to being the second most improved nationally in 2017 and identified by the National Hospital to Home team and Local Government Association as a site of national good practice; and the introduction of assured early help and creation of the Living Well Service. 

We know that the outcomes we deliver for those we serve are correlated directly to how well we are supporting our people to be competent, confident and thinking critically about how they go about their jobs. We have invested heavily in continuing professional development across our workforce ensuring that we support colleagues to keep abreast of best practice and our active membership of Research in Practice for Adults. Our most recent ASC Staff survey showed that 88.6% of staff either agreed or strongly agreed that the Council was offering them the necessary training to do their job well. 

We currently have vacancies in various teams for enthusiastic, innovative and creative Social Care Officers with knowledge and experience of working with people with complex needs.

You will be joining a team where your skills are valued and where your passion to promote, improve and protect well-being is encouraged. You will work with both service users and their families to develop creative support plans that promote, improve and protect their wellbeing.
Successful candidates will have demonstrable experience of working with people with complex needs alongside excellent communication and assessment skills. 

We are also actively encouraging applications from people who are seeking to return to social work.  

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.

For further details of our current vacancies or an informal discussion please contact Sophie Day on 01983 821000 x 6799 or email

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.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at, 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.

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that 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.