Beaulieu House

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Care Assistant Ref: 45002394

Fairlee Road, Newport

Grade 4, £15,239.19 to £15,544.05 per annum.

Vacancy Reference: 45002394

Closing Date: 04/10/2019


Hours: 30 per week

If you enjoy helping children and want to make a positive difference to their lives this job could be perfect for you.

Beaulieu House is a children's home and short breaks service for disabled children located in Newport Isle of Wight.

Our recent Ofsted inspection graded us as 'Good'. Ofsted reported that 'Staff place the well-being of individual children at the centre of their practice, irrespective of the challenges that children may present' and 'Children, irrespective of any disability they may have, enjoy access to a range of social, educational and recreational opportunities, including activities in the local community'.

We are looking to recruit similarly minded, hard-working team members, who share our goals and aspirations and actively work to help us achieve them. In return, we offer training and career development.

As a Care Assistant at Beaulieu House you can expect:

• A comprehensive induction
• Friendly and supportive team
• Fun, enthusiastic and rewarding environment
• Overtime opportunities
• Career progression opportunities
• Professional training and qualifications including QCF Diploma Level 3
• Hot/cold meals on shift
• Free uniform
• Induction Training
• Pension
• 31 days annual leave entitlement 
• Staff Benefits Scheme: childcare benefits scheme, travel discounts [Hovertravel, Wightlink and red funnel] employee assistance programme and more!

This is a challenging yet exciting position. The successful applicant will have previous experience working in the care settings. They will have the ability to support disabled children on a 1:1 and as part of a team.

A full current UK driving licence would be advantageous.  

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Mark Dawkins, on 01983 533024.

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 note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

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.