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Senior Care Assistant, Ref: 45001659

Beaulieu House, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2EW

Grade 6, £20,493 to £21,748 per annum

Contact: 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.

Vacancy Reference: 45001659

Closing Date: 14/06/2021

Hours: 37 per week     

Contract Type: Permanent

Position in the Children’s Home

 

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 judgement.'

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:

  • A comprehensive induction

  • Friendly and supportive team

  • Fun, enthusiastic and rewarding environment

  • Overtime opportunities

  • Career progression opportunities

  • Professional training and qualifications including QCF Diploma Level 5

  • Free uniform

  • Pension

  • 31 days annual leave entitlement

  • Staff Benefits Scheme: childcare benefits scheme, travel discounts [Hovertravel, Wightlink and red funnel] employee assistance programme and more!

What we would like from you:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Effective organisational capability

  • Great team player

  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs to those who we support

  • Strong " can do " attitude

  • Relevant 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 assistants.

 

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.

 

Please 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.