Hours: 30 Hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
“ I spent time building a relationship/rapport with a child. Because of our bond, we were better able to access the community. It's all about finding a bond with the young person, and helping them through their anxieties.” – Beaulieu House Support Worker
You can change lives, by joining us as a Support Worker at Beaulieu House where your work will have a positive, long lasting impact on the lives of our wonderful children.
Our staff say: “If you want a workplace that is 100% genuinely invested in giving nothing short of an excellent experience for the children and young people, all while having an abundance of fun. Then Beaulieu is for you!”
This is your chance to embark on a rewarding, fulfilling career, supporting children with behaviours that challenge and complex health needs to achieve their full potential. Join our team of passionate and proactive Support Workers in our children's home and short breaks service at Beaulieu House (located in Newport on the Isle of Wight)
Every day with your positivity, honesty and kindness you’ll make a difference to the lives of young people. You don’t need any previous experience to start your new role at Beaulieu House, we will provide you with all the training and support you’ll need to succeed in this challenging yet exciting job. To be a Support Worker in our team you’ll need to;
• Be committed to a career supporting children and young people
• Act on your own initiative day to day
• Have a pro-active approach to working within our hard-working team
• Be a skilled communicator, as you will be supporting children with communication difficulties (using a range of communication tools).
• Share our goals and aspirations and actively work to help us achieve them.
Our most recent full Ofsted inspection graded us as 'Good' stating 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.'
From our staff to the young people and children we support, Beaulieu House offers a really warm, welcoming and fun place to work.
As a Support Worker at Beaulieu House, you can also enjoy benefits such as:
• Employ Assistance Program
• 31 days annual leave entitlement
• LGA pension
• Free uniform
• Comprehensive training
• Shift enhancements and overtime opportunities
• Staff benefits scheme which includes childcare benefits scheme, travel and local retailer discounts.
“At Beaulieu we support the children with all their needs and give them what they need. We have a great team and support each other like a family. I love working at Beaulieu and recommend it as a great place to work. Though challenging, and sometimes emotionally draining, working with the children and the amazing staff has given me some of the most rewarding moments of my life ” – Beaulieu House Support Worker
Start your career with us today, by downloading our application pack, or for more information contact Karen Debenham on: 01983 533024.
Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
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.
This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure 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.
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 has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. 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.
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.