Isle of Wight Council

The Adelaide (a re-ablement home)

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Support Worker - Job SummaryTerms and Conditions

The Adelaide, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Grade 4, £21,575 - £21,968 per annum pro rata (actual salary £12,245 - £12,468)

Contact: Kelly Ross on 01983 568621 or

Vacancy Reference: 2022_66

Closing Date: 30/01/2023


Contract Type:
Hours: 21 per week

At the Adelaide in Ryde, people come to stay with us when they need support getting back on their feet, when they need help to return to their lives independently. When you join our team, you will focus every day on improving lives, if you like seeing positive change from your hard work, we are the team you want to be on!

We provide vital support to people from all over the Island who are being discharged from hospital or trying to avoid admission to hospital. We also support people receiving re-ablement care, resulting in a vibrant mix of activities and challenges in our re-ablement homes.

No two days are the same at the Adelaide, our residents only stay with us for a short time during their journey from hospital to recovery, so it's vital that we recruit Support Workers who embrace change and who can adapt their work to suit each individual using our service. One day you could be supporting with exercise classes, the next you might be enabling socialising or playing board games. 

We also want to constantly improve our service and we welcome individuals who want to offer new ideas for activities and working practices. 

Our Support Workers need to be kind, thoughtful and patient plus, at the Adelaide you need to be prepared to move around over 3 floors, supporting activities and responding to needs all over the building! You'll be on your feet a lot so you'll definitely get your steps in. 

This is a welcoming and positive workplace, always busy and full of laughter, a really rewarding place to work. 

From individuals needing mobility support after an operation, to supporting people with rebuilding their confidence and self-esteem, you and the team will be supporting our short stay residents until they are ready to take their next steps independently (often between 1-3 weeks although this is different for everyone)

·       You will ideally have a range of experience in working within care

·       You'll need to demonstrate an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy

·       A Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care would be an advantage.

Willingness to train is essential, we offer extensive training that will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to carry out your role to a high standard, including administering medication.  You will be well supported and receive regular structured supervision.        

So, if you’d relish the challenge of working with our inspirational team of approximately 50 staff (including therapists, assistant managers, support workers and ancillary staff), in a rewarding work environment that leads to excellent care and support for the people we serve, then we would love to speak with you.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Kelly Ross on 01983 568621 or

In return, we offer you learning and development opportunities, an excellent benefits package and the support of a dynamic and experienced management team that will support you every step on this exciting journey.

The Isle of Wight Councils Reablement and regaining independence service -The Adelaide Recently Rated by CQC as "GOOD”


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

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.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email 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.