Plean Dene

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Learning Disabilities Support Workers Ref: 50035301

Plean Dene, Shanklin

Grade 4a £19,312.00 to £19,698.00 FTE per annum or £10.01 to £10.21 per hour for Casual contracts

Vacancy Reference: 50035301

Hours: 1x 37 hours
     1x 34 hours
Contract Type: Permanent

The Isle of Wight Council operates Plean Dene residential Learning Disability Home 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 residents in the authority-run homes for adults with a learning disability and Behaviours that Challenge.

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. It is an important feature of these roles that residents have access to the range of community activities and we therefore welcome applications from people who are able to drive vehicles used by the residents in the homes.

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

Please note that due to the current COVID PANDEMIC all staff will be required to wear a Surgical Face Mask while on duty, and until Government Guidance changes.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Christine Grimes on 01983 866015.

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. 

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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.

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 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.