Onwards Care and Independence Team

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Support Worker x5 Ref: 50061931


Grade 4, £15,658.38 to £15,971.35

Vacancy Reference: 50061931

Closing Date: 20/01/2021

Hours: 30 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent

In partnership with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust we continue to expand our Onwards Care and Independence Team to provide short term (two week) care and support to people in their own homes who are being discharged from hospital, or diverting people from being admitted to hospital. 

We are seeking 5 new support workers who will work closely with the Advanced Care Practitioner, Patient Pathway colleagues and the Regaining Independence Service colleagues to support people to recover and stay well. You will play a key role in delivering a high quality, personalised services, that supports people with a range of daily living tasks so they remain at home.

Although experience is not necessary, candidates will be expected to be flexible and will demonstrate a good understanding of working in a community setting as well as working in partnership with others.

As part of our team, you will benefit from full training, full support with the opportunity to advance your career, paid travel time and a generous leave entitlement. You will have the use of pool car for each shift as well as guaranteed hours per week plus overtime.

You will be working on a shift basis across the island with your start location being either Newport or Ryde.   

Please note the date for interviews will be Wednesday 27 January.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Martin Garbett, on martin.garbett@iow.gov.uk to arrange a time for an informal discussion. 

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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 view information pack and complete your job application online, 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.

Closing Date: 20/01/2021