Learning Disability Homes

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Casual Support Workers Learning Disability Homes Ref: 50049851

Homes for adults with a learning disability, Various Locations: Shanklin, Freshwater and Newport areas, Isle of Wight

Grade 4 being £10.01 per hour

Contact: 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. In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of submitting your application, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Vacancy Reference: 50049851

Hours: Various per week
Contract type: Casual

The Isle of Wight Council operates a group of residential Learning Disability Homes which provide a safe environment for the residents enabling them to lead fulfilled and enriched lives.

We are looking to appoint positive, committed and forward thinking Support Workers who will be supporting people in promoting their independence; working within Plean Dene, Saxonbury and Westminster House.

You will play a key role in delivering a high quality service, which has a person centred approach and actively supports and maximises residents' independence and life experience. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy with a clear commitment to excellence. You will be well supported and receive structured supervision, training and development opportunities. A QCF 2/Care Certificate Qualification in care is desirable. It is an important feature of these roles that residents have access to the range of community activities so a Driving Licence is desirable.

The typical shift times are as follows:

* Early Shift - 07.30-15.00
* Late Shift - 14.30-22.00
* Wakeful Night - 22.00-07.30

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have now amended the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 so that, from 11 November 2021, all adult care home workers and other visiting professionals will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an exemption or there is an emergency. Therefore, in order for us to meet this requirement, we will be seeking evidence from yourself as employment of an unvaccinated care home worker will breach the statutory restriction under the Health and Social Care Amendment Regulations.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Chris Grimes (Shanklin), on 866015, Louise Ixer (Freshwater) on 755228, and Laura McGovern (Newport) on 526310.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, 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 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.