Hours: 37 per week
Position in the
If you enjoy helping
children with disabilities and want to make a positive difference to their
lives this job could be perfect for you.
We are looking for a
passionate and proactive senior care assistant to join our team in the
children's home at Beaulieu House. We are looking specifically for people to
join our team who enjoy supporting people with behaviours that challenge. You
will need to demonstrate experience supporting people with communication
difficulties and behaviours that challenge. You will have the ability to
prioritise, work on your own initiative and be part of a team.
Beaulieu House is a
children's home and short breaks service for children with disabilities located
in Newport Isle of Wight. Our recent Ofsted inspection graded us as 'Good'.
Ofsted reported that 'The children are treated with dignity and respect. They
are not disadvantaged or socially isolated. Their differences are embraced and
celebrated, and they feel free to express their individuality without fear or
We are looking to recruit
similarly minded, hard-working team members, who share our goals and
aspirations and actively work to help us achieve them.
As a Senior Care Assistant
at Beaulieu House you can expect:
and supportive team
enthusiastic and rewarding environment
training and qualifications including QCF Diploma Level 5
days annual leave entitlement
Benefits Scheme: childcare benefits scheme, travel discounts [Hovertravel,
Wightlink and red funnel] employee assistance programme and more!
What we would like from
to respond to the changing needs to those who we support
" can do " attitude
experience in a health or social care setting.
This is a challenging yet
exciting position. The successful applicant will have previous experience
working in the care industry as shift leader. They will have the ability to
prioritise, work on their own initiative and be able to lead a team of care
A full current UK driving licence would be advantageous.
For further information or
an informal discussion please contact Rich Evans, on 01983 533024.
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.
note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of
Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of
Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions.
Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all
of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five
years from 1 July 2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under
direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended
voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.
The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire
County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who
take operational responsibility for children’s services.