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Social Care Officer x2 Ref: 45008465

County Hall & Agile Working

Grade 8, £24,319.00 to £27,041.00

Vacancy Reference: 45008465

Closing Date: 11/05/2021

Hours: 37 hours per week 
Contract Type: Permanent

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 , and we currently have 2 Social Care Officers vacancies.

The Initial Adult Social Care Contact (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 Locality team are looking for an enthusiastic Social Care Officer who will be undertaking preventative work with people, alongside other services within the Integrated Locality team, including housing, health, police and fire service as well as our third sector and community colleagues.  

The post holders will also undertake Initial Assessments and Care Act Assessments, and Care Act reviews, 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 assessment.

For in depth information about the role of a Social Care Officer in either team, please visit https://www.iow.gov.uk/Council/Recruitment-Opportunities/Adult-Social-Care-Career-Opportunites/ASC-Team-Profiles

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 supervision. 

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 professional
 careers
- 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.

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

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Julia Coles or Kate Concannon on 01983 821000 or email julia.coles@iow.gov.uk / kate.concannon@iow.gov.uk

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.

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, 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: 11 May 2021
Interview Date: 20 May 2021