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Social Care Officer - Shared Lives Ref:50067213

County Hall

Grade 8, £24,319.00 To £27,041.00 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 50067213

Closing Date: 20/01/2022

Hours:                        37 Hours per week
Contract Type:          Permanent    

Do you have a strong desire to help others?
Are you passionate about helping others to live independently?
Are you looking for a career move that will both challenge and reward you?

Shared Lives is at the forefront of best practice in adult social care. We promote a person-centred approach that actively supports and maximises people’s opportunities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Our focus is to recruit ‘Shared Lives Carers’, a unique team of specialist carers who invite people to share in their family life and support them to become involved and thrive in their local community.

Now we need an enthusiastic Social Care Officer to join us, someone who will share our ambition and drive us forward to ensure the people we help across the Isle of Wight can live fulfilling, independent lives.

You’ll be joining our small, inclusive and creative team of dedicated professionals, who are passionate about making a positive difference to our Island community. We are working hard to establish our high-quality service which was recently rated “GOOD” across all domains in our first CQC (Care Quality Commission) inspection on the 29th April 2021.

This is your chance to manage and develop a caseload of existing carers and to take on the recruitment and assessment of new carers and individuals joining the Shared Lives programme.

To become a Social Care Officer for Shared Lives Isle of Wight you’ll need to;
•  Be suitably qualified with a NVQ 3 in Care or equivalent
•  Be a car driver with access to a vehicle.
•  Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of The Care Act, Mental Capacity            Act, Data Protection Act.
•  Demonstrate your ability to work to practice guidance/procedure.

The role requires working outside of normal office hours as and when required, but you will specifically need to be available to work on Wednesdays until 8pm.

When you join us as a Social Care Officer, you’ll have access to a wide range of benefits including;
•  Generous annual leave of 31 days per year, PLUS public holidays
•  Local Government pension scheme
•  Local and national discounts & benefits
•  Ferry travel discounts via Red Funnel, Wightlink & Hovertravel
•  Island bus network discount
•  Staff parking permit scheme
•  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership
•  Cycle to work scheme

If you are ready to start making a difference, our team is looking forward to hearing from you!

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Yvonne Millmore at 

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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 online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. 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. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable

Closing date: 20/01/2022
Interview date: 03/02/2022