Beaulieu House

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Bank Care Assistant Ref: 45001720

Beaulieu House, Fairlee Road, Newport

Grade 4 being £9.74 per hour

Contact: 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. In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist.

Vacancy Reference: 45001720

Hours: Variable (Casual basis)

If you enjoy helping children and want to make a positive difference to their lives this job could be perfect for you.

Beaulieu House is a children's home and short breaks service for disabled children located in Newport, Isle of Wight. Our recent Ofsted inspection graded us as 'Good'. Ofsted reported that 'Staff place the well-being of individual children at the centre of their practice, irrespective of the challenges that children may present' and 'Children, irrespective of any disability they may have, enjoy access to a range of social, educational and recreational opportunities, including activities in the local community'.

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. 

As a Bank Care Assistant at Beaulieu House you can expect:
• A comprehensive induction
• Highly flexible working 
• Shift enhancements
• Friendly and supportive team
• Fun, enthusiastic and rewarding environment
• Career progression opportunities
• Professional training and qualifications 
• Hot/cold meals on shift
• Staff Benefits Scheme: childcare benefits scheme, travel discounts (Hovertravel, Wightlink and Red Funnel), employee assistance programme and more!

This position is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience working in child care and residential settings.  

A full current UK driving licence would be advantageous but not a requirement of the role.  

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Dawkins, manager on 533024.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy 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.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

Please note that 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 delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013, 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.