Are you an experienced Social Worker passionate about working with people to promote independence and dedicated to making a difference?
Do you have experience of supervising, maybe as a Practice Educator or Mentor?
You may already be a social work manager looking for a new role. We would love to hear from you!
About the roles:
We have two full time Senior Social Worker positions available on our Isle of Wight Initial Adult Social Care Contact (IASCC) Team.
Our IASCC team is the front door of Adult Social Care. The focus of this post will be to support the IASCC duty desk and community-based teams dealing with daily calls from the public, supporting people to remain as independent as possible in the community and preventing a need for more formal support. We are doing this using a strength based initial screening tool to promote independence and collaborative working with people rather than using a dependency model approach. This links in with our Care Closer to Home strategy on the Island. You can read up on this scheme here.
Our Initial Adult Social Care Contact Team will soon be moving to new ways of working, forming a Wellbeing and access Hub made up of multidisciplinary staff; including our Occupational Therapy colleagues, partner agencies from the third and voluntary sector, our reablement service, alongside trusted assessors, social workers, and other staff who are able to provide expert advice and guidance to support those we serve.
For further information about this vacancy or for an informal discussion, please contact: Rachel McCleave Service Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01983 823340.
We have a full time Senior Social Worker position available on our Hospital Social Work Team (Short Term Pathways)
We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Social Worker 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.
Senior Social Workers will hold a limited caseload of the most complex and challenging cases where discharge is problematic or high risk. Quality control and authorisation of assessments and support plans
Supervision is cascaded throughout the team with Senior Social Worker supervising several of the qualified Social Workers and Occupational Therapists within the team.
For further information about this vacancy or for an informal discussion, please contact: Julie Green Team Manager Hospital/Wellbeing and Access Hub on email@example.com
We have a full time Senior Social Worker position available on our Integrated Localities team (community) South locality team.
We currently have a vacancy in our Integrated Localities Teams – South locality for a Senior Social Worker supporting our Care Close to Home Strategy. This is an agile working role. The integrated localities team is co located with health colleagues with all the advantages that this brings of shared knowledge and joined up working.
Senior Social Workers will hold a limited caseload of the most complex and challenging cases where there is complex or high risk identified. You will be overseeing the day to day operations and supervision of the adult social care staff in one of the integrated localities teams whilst being supported by the Team Manager. You will be responsible for quality checking and auditing work completed by those you line manage and supervise. You will be allocating and approving work, providing supervision and practice guidance to your staff using your knowledge of legislation and understanding of safeguarding. You will monitor performance, quality control through audit and authorise assessments and support plans your team will produce. Supervision is cascaded throughout the team with the Senior Social Worker supervising several of the qualified Social Workers.
For further information about this vacancy or for an informal discussion, please contact: Michele Cook Team Manager Integrated Localities on firstname.lastname@example.org
As a Senior 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.
- Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.
- Have experience of chairing meetings.
- Be able to demonstrate skills and experience of promoting a person centred and strengths-based approach.
- Have an excellent working knowledge of legislation used within Adult Social Care
- Have a good knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding, including s.42 Enquiries, and making Safeguarding Personal.
- Be confident in decision making, whilst knowing when to seek support.
- Understand the importance of data in supporting staff, teams, and wider service.
- Have the passion to promote people’s strengths and the ability to make a difference in a safe working approach to social work practice.
Have proven ability to work as part of a team and capacity to lead a team that puts the strengths of individuals, families, and community at the heart of care and wellbeing. Be able 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.
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, we were 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 5 years have seen our whole service focusing on enabling individuals to live independent lives, with our innovative ‘Care Close to Home’ strategy, and we are seeing impressive results. You can read up on this scheme 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.
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.
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.
For further information about this vacancy or for an informal discussion, please contact: Rachel McCleave at email@example.com or 01983 823340 / Julie Green firstname.lastname@example.org / Michele Cook email@example.com
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 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’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email email@example.com. 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.