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Support Worker (Ref: 50067479)

Colwell, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Grade 4 £19,650.00 to £20,043.00 p/a

Vacancy Reference: 50067479

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours (or  we can consider two 18.5 hours contracts as a job share)

Are you looking for a job that is so much more than just paying the bills? Where everything  you do each day directly impacts the lives of others in positive and rewarding ways? Where you are challenged and where you matter to everyone around you?

Are you ready to make a difference to awesome individuals who need your support to live fulfilling, enriched and happy lives? Do not miss this opportunity to join  our incredible care team at The Saxonbury in the West Wight!

We need a positive, committed, and forward-thinking Support Worker to join this authority-run home in for adults with a learning disability and 'Behaviours that Challenge'.

At the Saxonbury you’ll be surrounded by friendly and professional colleagues who make FUN the focus every day, supporting one another to enable residents to build their life skills. 

Our support workers are kept busy each day with enriching activities and events designed to ensure that each day is the best it can be for the people living in our care. 
From picnics on the beach at Colwell, to parties in the dining room, sporting activities from golf to frisbee, cooking, gardening and so much more, there is always something fun happening at the Saxonbury and you can be a part of it.  

Duties will also include some personal care, dressing, washing, toileting etc. Always with the focus on enabling and encouraging residents to independently achieve their goals.

You'll need to be a strong communicator with a clear commitment to excellence and an obvious passion for working in a caring environment. You will need to build a strong relationship with the individuals you support, understanding their unique needs and pro-actively working to ensure the best quality of life.

You'll play a key role in delivering high-quality service to the individuals, with a person-centred approach actively supporting and maximising independence and life experience.

It is important that our residents have access to a wide range of community activities and we therefore welcome applications from people who can drive vehicles used by the residents in the home (although this is not essential) 

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:

Annual leave entitlement of 31 days per year PLUS public holidays

A generous local government pension scheme
National and local staff discounts & benefits schemes
Discounts with all cross-Solent ferry providers 
Staff parking permit scheme
A confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and general wellbeing.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Louise Ixer or Roxy Matthews on 01983 755228

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

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 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 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.