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Job DescriptionPerson SpecificationTerms and Conditions 21 hoursTerms and Conditions 28 hoursTerms and Conditions 30 hours
Support Workers Ref: 50039849

Plean Dene, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Grade 4, starting at £9.74 per hour

Vacancy Reference: 50039849

Closing Date: 16/08/2019

Actual Salary: 
30hrs, £15,239.19 to £15,544.05
28hrs, £14,223.24 to £14,507.78
21hrs, £10,667.43 to £10,880.84 


1 x 30 hr, 1 x 28 hr, and 1 x 21 hr post per week, 07.30am - 3pm shifts and 14.30 pm - 10pm shifts also includes Weekends


This vacancy is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 as there is a genuine occupational requirement to accept applications only from female candidates. This is due to the provision of personal care to female residents which is a key element of this role.

The Isle of Wight Council operates Plean Dene residential Learning Disability Home which provides a safe environment for the residents enabling them to lead fulfilled and enriched lives.

We are looking to appoint positive, committed and forward thinking female Day 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.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Christine Grimes, on 01983 866015.

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.

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

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 www.iwight.com/jobvacancies Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk 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.