Isle of Wight Council

Adult Social Care & Community Well-being

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Job Summary
Social Workers (Ref: 45004541)

County Hall, Newport, Island-wide & agile working

Grade 9, (ASYE) £32,077 to £35,035 per annum. Grade 10, £35,488 to £38,232 per annum

Contact: For further information about this vacancy or for an informal discussion, please contact Rachel McCleave on (01983) 821000 Ext: 6018 or email rachel.mccleave@iow.gov.uk

Vacancy Reference: 45004541

Hours: 37 per week

Contract Type:
Permanent

Are you an experienced Social Worker passionate about working with people to promote independence and dedicated to making a difference? We would love to hear from you!


About the role:
We currently have several full time Social worker positions available in the Integrated Localities and Initial Adult Social Care Contact (IASCC) Teams.

The Isle of Wight Adult Social Care Team has a supportive and engaged management structure including a Principal Social worker, Service Managers, Integrated Team Managers and Senior Practitioners. It also consists of other staff members, including qualified Social Workers, Assistant Social Workers and an administration team.

To find out more about working in the Isle of Wight Integrated Localities Social Worker and the IASCC Team visit our “Meet the Teams” webpage here 

Integrated Localities Team Profile

Initial Adult Social Care Team Profile



Our Social Workers must be able to listen hard to the people of the Isle of Wight, to understand what really matters and to connect them to resources that help them continue with their chosen life, either with support or independently. You will also be working with individuals to help them to regain control of their lives in a crisis. In order to best support the people, we work with, we need Social Workers who are experienced in promoting their own and others professional curiosity and who are competent in their knowledge of legislation and meeting their professional capabilities.

About you:
As a Social Worker, we understand the work you do on a daily basis and provide the support you need to make a difference to the people of the Isle of Wight. To join us, you must:

• Have a social work qualification and be SWE registered or,

• We would welcome applications form newly qualified Social Workers to whom we are able to offer a fully supported ASYE year to the right candidate

• Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment

• Have the passion to promote people’s strengths and the ability to make a difference in a safe working approach to social work practice

Successful candidates will be suitably qualified and hold up an up to date professional registration. You will be able to demonstrate skills and experience of promoting a person centred and strengths-based approach. In addition, you will have proven ability to work as part of a team that puts the strengths of individuals, families and community at the heart of care and wellbeing. You will 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.

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.

About us:
Here on the Isle of Wight we strive to be the best we can be for our community, with talented Social Care professionals leading the way. We are a hard-working team and it doesn’t go unnoticed, in fact, we’ve just been named as finalists for one of the most prestigious awards in Adult Social Care - The MJ Awards 2021 in the Care and Health Integration category!

In fact, the last 4 years have seen our whole service focusing on enabling individuals to live independent lives, with our innovative ‘Care Closer to Home’ strategy, and we are seeing impressive results. You can read up on this scheme
here.

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.

Our offer:
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.

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 32 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

• Island bus network discount, cycle to work scheme and staff parking permit scheme

• Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

• 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 about this vacancy or for an informal discussion, please contact Rachel McCleave on (01983) 821000 Ext: 6018 or email rachel.mccleave@iow.gov.uk

PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out

You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.  Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.

Please click here to view the Isle of Wight Council’s Care Close to Home Strategy.


When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:


-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes

 

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available to new employees specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a role with us. If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible get your travel costs reimbursed. Further details are available upon request.

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

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee 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’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via adverts@iow.gov.uk if you would like to receive a copy.

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.

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).

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



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