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Social Worker Assistant Ref: 2022_35

The Barracks, Sandown, Isle of Wight

Grade 8, £26,669 - £29,439 per annum

Contact: Rachel McCleave on 01983 821000 or email

Vacancy Reference: 2022_35

Closing Date: 02/12/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

The Adult Social Care Locality Team are offering an exciting opportunity for a Social Work Assistant post. This role would be supporting island residents to achieve independence in their own homes/community by taking 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, reviews, and creative care plans, while working in partnership with service providers and qualified Social Workers.

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.

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.  You will share our ambitions, passion and attitude to ensure the people we serve live the best lives possible.  

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated and passionate about working with a range of clients over the age of 18. You will be suitably qualified with a NVQ3 in Care or equivalent, or demonstrable experience in the care sector (working with vulnerable adults in a senior position within a registered provider setting or day care) and willingness to undertake the NVQ level 3 in Care should you not hold it. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Data Protection Act and evidence of ability to work to practice guidance/procedure. 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.

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
- 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 or an informal discussion, please contact Rachel McCleave on 01983 821000 or email  

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.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email 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: 2 December 2022

Interview Date: 14 December 2022