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Assistant Social Worker

St Mary's Hospital

Grade 8 £24,745.00 to £27,515.00 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Lynne Mowbray at

Vacancy Reference: 50045127

Closing Date: 08/08/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week


We currently have one Assistant Social Worker vacancy in our Hospital Social Work Team supporting our Care Close to Home Strategy. This role will give further opportunities to support our Rehabilitation, Community Rehab Services, Continuing Health Care and Hospice.


This is an agile working role.


The post holders will be required to undertake timely strengths based, care act assessments and planning that promote the maintenance, independence, choice and autonomy of people that have been discharged from both hospital and our Emergency Department.


You will implement and promote departmental safeguarding procedures and adhere to departmental recording policy as well as attend multi-agency discharge planning meetings to ensure timely discharges. You will also be supporting carers and family members sharing and advising where required as well as offering Carers Assessments in line with the Care Act 2014.

For in depth information about the role of an Assistant Social Worker in the Hospital Team, please click here.


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.


The successful candidates will be suitably qualified with an NVQ3 in Care or equivalent qualification or demonstrable experience in the care sector (working with vulnerable adults in a senior position within a registered provider setting or day care) and willingness to undertake the NVQ level 3 in Care should you not hold it.


 You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of The Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Data Protection Act 1998 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.


As well as being a great place to work, we also offer a competitive remuneration package including:


• Competitive rates of pay and allowances

• Annual leave entitlement of 31 days p/a (plus public holidays)

• Local Government pension scheme

• Relocation package (if eligible) of up to £8,000 plus home relocation scheme via Help to Buy

• Travel allowance (if eligible) and discounted Solent ferry travel

• National and local discounts & benefits schemes

• Access to private health care packages


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 Lynne Mowbray at


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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.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council is committed to supporting all newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) through the implementation of a robust post graduate competency framework referred to as the Assessed and Supported Year of Employment (ASYE). The ASYE is intended to be the first stage of the continuing professional development for Registered Social Workers, and the framework will be closely allied to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).  You will be therefore, be required to satisfactorily complete the ASYE programme within a 12-month period (or 18 months if part time).

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

Closing date: 8/08/2022

Interview date: 19/08/2022