These are exciting times on the Isle of Wight within Adult Social Care, our Hospital Adult Social Care 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.
In 2021 the Hospital Team were finalists in the national MJ awards and LGC Care and Health Integration Awards and winners of the Isle of Wights NHS Quality Improvement and Innovation Award as part of Integrated Discharge Team which has had national recognition and winners of the Isle of Wight Councils Staff Appreciation Award 2022 for Collaborative Team Effort.
We currently have a Social Worker vacancy in our Hospital Social Work Team supporting people discharged and supporting our Care Close To Home Strategy.
You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting people that have been discharged to short term placement or home with a short term package of support. You will be responsible for timely strength based, care act assessment and planning that promote the maintenance, independence, choice and autonomy of people.
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.
You will hold a caseload and be required to provide supervision to several of the teams Social Work Assistants as supervision is cascaded throughout the team.
For in depth information about the role of an Social Work 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.
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 as strong advocates for the Isle of Wight Council, Adult Social Care delivering a high standard service to the people of the island.
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.
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.
We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.
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.