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Social Care Officer Ref: 50066608

County Hall & in the Community

Grade 8, £24,319 to £27,041 per annum

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.

Vacancy Reference: 50066608

Closing Date: 02/11/2021

Interview Date: 11/11/2021

Hours: 37 per week

Contract Type: Fixed term for 12 months

These are exciting time on the Isle of Wight within Adult Social Care, the whole service has supported a redesign that enhances strength-based practice, working with the community and our third sector partners, and we currently have a Social Care Officer vacancy in our social work Mental Health Team.  This will be fixed term posts for a period of 12 months.

The post holder will be required to undertake timely strengths based, Care Act Assessments, Care Act reviews and develop support plans that promote the wellbeing and promotion of independence, choice, and autonomy in a recovery-based approach. Additional duties may be required to provide short term interventions with those we support in a timely manner to prevent the need for longer term commissioned services, supporting individuals to build their resilience as part of their recovery journey and access appropriate community solutions and services where appropriate. This could include emotional support and encouragement, shopping, attending appropriate appointments, medication monitoring and assisting with correspondence to meet the needs and wishes of people using the service that is in line with their individual support/goal plan to maintain their independence and build on their strengths and resilience. You will implement and promote departmental safeguarding procedures and adhere to departmental recording policy and well as attend multi-agency discharge planning meetings where required

For in depth information about the role of a Social Care Officer in the ASC Mental Health Team, please visit

You will benefit from a unique and enriching environment within an organisation that values strong leadership, a good work life balance, quality management and reflective supervision.

You will share our ambitions, passion and attitude to ensure the people we serve live the best lives possible. You will be a critical thinker who has competence and confidence in your practice with a can-do attitude. 

The successful candidate will be suitably qualified with a NVQ3 in Care or equivalent. Previous mental health experience would be preferred but is not essential for the right candidate. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of The Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Data Protection Act and evidence of ability to work to practice guidance/procedure. You may be required to take part in the Out of Hours (OOH) stand-by duty rota as and when requested by management on an occasional basis.

Please visit the
Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development opportunities we offer.

Team IWC Values:
- Community & Customer focused
- Effective & Efficient
- Working together
- Fair & transparent

We are proud of our commitment to offer:
- Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce
- Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their professional careers
- Providing regular training opportunities.

We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Diane Pragnell Group Manager or Katherine Smith Consultant Practitioner at or

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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.

Closing Date: 02 November 2021
Interview date: 11 November 2021