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on the Isle of Wight, we are in year three of our strategy “Care Close to Home”
(CCtH). The results so far have been impressive and earned us a place as a
finalist in the health and care category of both the Local Government Chronicle
and Municipal Journal 2019 awards.
CCtH we have: more than halved the rate of admissions into residential care
amongst elders; reduced the rate of permanent admissions into care homes by
working age adults by over 80%; established a highly effective and innovative
approach to demand management through the voluntary and community sector
(seeing less than a 3% re-referral rate into ASC); quadrupled our home based
reablement offer with over 69% of people needing no onward care and support;
reduced the numbers of children living in bed and breakfast accommodation by
81%; and secured the support of our colleagues across the Department in making
the many changes we have so successful (over 95% of our colleagues report that
they understand, support and “own” CCtH).
obsessed with how to best use the strengths of those we serve in designing
their care and support – supporting people to regain and maintain the maximum
level of independence possible. And we are blessed with having a vibrant and
expert voluntary and community sector – who we regard as equal partners in the
design and delivery of care and support for the people we serve (so that all of
our contracts with them are now a for a minimum three years).
course, integration with health is a key priority – and being surrounded by
water means that we really have to invest in making relationships and care
pathways work effectively – as our residents cannot easily, or cheaply, go
elsewhere. We have recently published our single Health and Care Plan for the
IoW. Our Integrated Locality Services work effectively in avoiding attendance
at A&E and “admission” (be that hospital or a care home). Equally, we are
integrating care management with health across mental health and learning
disabilities – and the plan is also to fully integrate commissioning budgets in
importantly, Care Close to Home has enabled additional investment in our
workforce over the last two years – filling gaps in our previous learning and
development offer and ensuring that we support colleagues to keep abreast of
best practice from elsewhere and research findings by our active membership of
Research in Practice for Adults. We have appointed a new Principal Social Worker
(and created a new Practice Development Unit to support his work) and
strengthened capacity at service manager level.
Adult Integrated Learning Disability Team is looking for an enthusiastic social
worker who would like to support our Island by working with adults with a
Learning Disability, alongside their carers, family members and our Health
colleagues from the Community Leaning Disability Team.
is an exciting time for the Learning Disability Team as we are in the process
of integrating with our Health colleagues from the Arthur Webster Clinic as we
recognise the importance of shared expertise and skills to promote best
outcomes for those we are supporting.
looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Social Worker who is passionate about
working with clients with a Learning Disability. You will have good
communication and relationship building skills and fully recognise the
importance of ensuring that the voice of those we are supporting is heard.
successful candidate will be able to use a strengths-based, person centred
approach to promote independence and positive wellbeing, enabling the client to
achieve their goals and aspirations. This will involve undertaking Care Act
Assessments, Care Act reviews and creative support planning while working in
partnership alongside other services from the third sector and community.
will benefit from a unique and enriching environment within an organisation
that values strong leadership, a good work life balance, quality management and
will share our ambitions, passion and attitude to ensure the people we serve
live the best lives possible. You will be a critical thinker who has competence
and confidence in your practice.
candidates will be suitably qualified or about to qualify and hold up to date
professional registration. You will be able to demonstrate skills and
experience of promoting a person centred and strengths based approach. In
addition, you will have proven ability to work as part of a team that puts the
strengths of individuals, families and community at the heart of care and
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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.
- Community & Customer focused
- Effective & Efficient
- Working together
- Fair & transparent
We are proud of our commitment to offer:
- Supporting and supervising all our social
- Providing opportunities for our staff as
they develop and progress their professional careers
- Providing regular training opportunities.
looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make
a difference and share our vision and values.
out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the island here.
further information on our current vacancies, or an informal discussion, please
contact Sophie Day, on 01983 821000 x 6799 or email Sophie.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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.
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that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.