Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 30 Per week
1x Short breaks Support Worker- 30 hours
1x Residential Support Worker- 30 hours
If you want to make a positive difference and improve the quality of life for children with disabilities, then this job is perfect for you.
We are looking for passionate and proactive support workers to join our team in the children's home and short breaks service at Beaulieu House. This rewarding role involves supporting children with behaviours that challenge and complex medical needs to achieve their full potential.
You will need to demonstrate that you can work on your own initiative as well as part of a wider team. You will need to have skills to support children with communication difficulties and use a range of communication tools. 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.
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.
As a Support Worker at Beaulieu House, you can expect benefits such as:
• Employee Assistance Program
• LGA pension
• Comprehensive training
• Shift enhancements and overtime opportunities
• Staff benefits scheme which includes childcare benefits scheme, travel and local retailer discounts.
This is a challenging yet exciting position, previous experience is desirable but not essential for the role.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Matthew Porter on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 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, 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 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.
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.
Closing date: 01/07/2022