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Support Worker in a Learning Disability Setting (Ref: 50035301)

Plean Dene, Shanklin

Salary: Grade 4, £21,575- £21,968 per annum pro rata (actual salary £17,493 - £17,811)

Vacancy Reference: 50035301

Closing Date: 08/12/2022

Hours: 1x 30 hours
Shifts: A mixture of morning and afternoon shifts; 
Mornings: 07:15 - 14:45 Mon-Sun
Afternoons: 14:30 - 22:00 Mon-Sun

Contract Type: Permanent

At Plean Dene, you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who make FUN the focus every day, as you support one another to enable people to build their life skills and lead fulfilling, happy lives!

The Isle of Wight Council operates Plean Dene residential Learning Disability Home which provides a safe environment for the residents enabling them to lead fulfilled and enriched lives. 

We are looking to appoint a positive, committed and forward-thinking Support Worker 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.

From going for walks on the beach with residents to taking part during in-house parties and supporting activities like cooking, or gardening in our beautiful grounds, there is always something fun happening at Plean Dene and now you can be a part of it.

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.

Shift patterns will be a variation of the below:



When you join us, you'll be well supported with structured supervision, training and plenty of development opportunities. PLUS, as a member of #TeamIWC you’ll also have access to the following;

A generous annual leave entitlement of 31 days per year, plus public holidays
Local Government pension scheme
National and local staff discounts & benefits schemes
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and general wellbeing.
Solent ferry travel discounts via Red Funnel, Wightlink & Hovertravel
Island bus network discount and / or staff parking permit scheme
Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership
Cycle to work scheme

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

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

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.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online.
 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.

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.