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Beaulieu House

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Support Worker - Short breaks and Residential x3 Ref: 2022_31

Beaulieu House, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 4, £21,575 to £21,968 per annum, £17,493 - £17,811 per annum pro rata for 30 hours

Contact: Richard Evans on richard.evans@iow.gov.uk or by telephone: 01983 533024

Vacancy Reference: 2022_31

Closing Date: 25/11/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 1x 37 per week - Short breaks, 2x 30 per week - Residential

 

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 Richard Evans on richard.evans@iow.gov.uk or by telephone: 01983 533024.

 

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

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.

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.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at www.iwight.com/jobvacancies.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.

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: 25 November 2022