Learning Disabilities Team

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Social worker Ref: 50038135

County Hall and agile working

Grade 10, £31,094.00 to £33,790.00 FTE

Vacancy Reference: 50038135

Closing Date: 06/12/2021

Hours: Part Time/Full time considered
Contract Type: Permanent


Are you an experienced Social Worker passionate about working with people to promote independence and dedicated to making a difference? We would love to hear from you!
 
About the role: 
The Adult Integrated Learning Disability Team is looking for an enthusiastic social worker who would like to support our Island by working with adults with a Learning Disability, alongside their carers, family members and our Health colleagues from the Community Leaning Disability Team. 

This is an exciting time for the Learning Disability Team as we are in the process of integrating with our Health colleagues from the Arthur Webster Clinic as we recognise the importance of shared expertise and skills to promote best outcomes for those we are supporting. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Social Worker who is passionate about working with clients with a Learning Disability. You will have good communication and relationship building skills and fully recognise the importance of ensuring that the voice of those we are supporting is heard. 

The successful candidate will be able to use a strengths-based, person centred approach to promote independence and positive wellbeing, enabling the client to achieve their goals and aspirations. This will involve undertaking Care Act Assessments, Care Act reviews and creative support planning while working in partnership alongside other services from the third sector and community. You will be suitably qualified and hold up to date professional registration. You will have proven ability to work as part of a team that puts the strengths of individuals, families and community at the heart of care and wellbeing. 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.
 
To find out more about working in the Isle of Wight Integrated Learning Disability Team visit our “ASC Teams Proifiles” webpage here.
 
Our Social Workers must be able to listen hard to the people of the Isle of Wight, to understand what really matters and to connect them to resources that help them continue with their chosen life, either with support or independently. You will also be working with individuals to help them to regain control of their lives in a crisis. In order to best support the people we work with, we need Social Workers who are experienced in promoting their own and others professional curiosity and who are competent in their knowledge of legislation and meeting their professional capabilities.
 
About you:
As a Social Worker, we understand the work you do on a daily basis and provide the support you need to make a difference to the people of the Isle of Wight. To join us, you must:
 
• Have a social work qualification and be SWE registered
• Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
• Have the passion to promote people’s strengths and the ability to make a difference in a safe working approach to social work practice
 
Successful candidates will be suitably qualified and hold up an up to date professional registration. You will be able to demonstrate skills and experience of promoting a person centred and strengths-based approach. In addition, you will have proven ability to work as part of a team that puts the strengths of individuals, families and community at the heart of care and wellbeing. 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.
 
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.
 
About us:
Here on the Isle of Wight we strive to be the best we can be for our community, with talented Social Care professionals leading the way. We are a hard-working team and it doesn’t go unnoticed, in fact, we’ve just been named as runner up for one of the most prestigious awards in Adult Social Care - The MJ Awards 2021 in the Care and Health Integration category! We have also been nominated as finalists in the Local Government Chronicles 2021 for Well Being and Resilience in the partnership category. 
 
In fact, the last 4 years have seen our whole service focusing on enabling individuals to live independent lives, with our innovative ‘Care Closer to Home’ strategy, and we are seeing impressive results. You can read up on this scheme here  
 
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.
 
Our offer
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.
 
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.
 
As well as being a great place to work, we also offer a competitive remuneration package including:
 
• Competitive rates of pay and allowances
• Annual leave entitlement of 31 days p/a (plus public holidays)
• Local Government pension scheme
• Relocation package (if eligible) of up to £8,000 plus home relocation scheme via Help to Buy
• Travel allowance (if eligible) and discounted Solent ferry travel
• Island bus network discount, cycle to work scheme and staff parking permit scheme
• Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership
• National and local discounts & benefits schemes
• Access to private health care packages
 
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 on our current vacancies, or an informal discussion, please contact Rebecca Hunter, on 01983 821000 x 6878  or email rebecca.hunter@iow.gov.uk.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. 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, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please view information pack and complete your job application. 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: 06 December 23021

Interview Date: 17 December 2021