Hours: 37 hours
These are exciting time on the
Isle of Wight within Adult Social Care, the whole service has supported a
redesign that enhances strength-based practice, working with the community and
our third sector partners.
The IASCC Team
are looking for an enthusiastic Social Care Officer who will be based within
our front door duty team supporting with the daily telephone assessments and
where required will be our community responder to any same day urgent visits
and /or support with any required joint visit.
The post holder
will also undertake Initial Assessments and Care Act Assessments, supporting
people to remain as independent as possible within our community. The
successful candidate will be using the Care Act criteria that enables the
person to remain at home as well as showing the ability to work within a strength-based
approach which is person centred and always has the person at the heart of any
You will benefit
from a unique and enriching environment within an organisation that values
strong leadership, a good work life balance, quality management and reflective
You 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.
Successful candidates will be suitably qualified with a NVQ3 in Care or
equivalent. You will be able to
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of The Care Act, Mental
Capacity Act, Data Protection Act and evidence of ability to work to practice guidance/procedure.
You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours (OOH) stand-by duty rota
as and when requested by management on an occasional basis.
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.
Team IWC Values:
- Community & Customer focused
- Effective & Efficient
- Working together
- Fair & transparent
We are proud of our commitment to offer:
- Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce
- Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their
- Providing regular training opportunities.
We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes
to make a difference and share our vision and values.
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Steven Flux on
01983 821000 or email email@example.com
Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council
and living on the Island here.
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.
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.
Closing Date: 29/01/2021
Interview Date: 11/02/2021