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Respite Care Officer Ref: 45003898

Westminster House, Westminster Lane, Newport, IOW, PO30 5DP

Grade 4 £12,191.35 to £12,435.24

Contact: 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.

Vacancy Reference: 45003898

Closing Date: 03/08/2020

HOURS: 24 Hours per Week

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent       


We are looking to appoint a positive, committed and forward-thinking Respite care officer to

support adults with a learning disability and Behaviours that Challenge in the local authority-run respite service. You will support individuals physical, emotional and social needs, support inclusion and promote their independence.

You will play a key role in delivering a high-quality service, which has a person-centred approach and actively supports and maximises service user’s independence and life experience. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy with a clear commitment to excellence. It is an important feature of the role that service users have access to the range of community activities and we therefore welcome applications from people who are able to drive vehicles used by the service users while they are staying at Westminster House.

You will be well supported and receive regular structured supervision, training and development opportunities.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Laura McGovern on 01983 526310

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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 the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.