Isle of Wight Council

Adelaide Resource Centre (a re-ablement home)

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*VACANCY CLOSED* Casual Support Workers (Ref: 2023_600)

The Adelaide, Adelaide Place, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 3DQ

Grade 4, £12.18 per hour

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Registered Managers at 01983 568621.

Vacancy Reference: 2023_600

Closing Date: 28/03/2024

Contract Type: Casual

Hours: 0 per week


Do you want to work in a welcoming environment full of fun and laughter?


At the Adelaide, our teams work hard to support individuals to live happy, fulfilled, and independent lives. Our work focuses on enabling people, so every single day on site is filled with positive challenge and reward as we support people on their journey to recovery.


The Adelaide is a purpose-built Resource Centre situated in Ryde. It has 24 single rooms spread over two floors which are accessible by both stairs and a large passenger lift.


We are a reablement service offering support to people on discharge from hospital, allowing them to regain independence. We are registered with the Care Quality Commission, offering a high standard of care by trained and experience staff in a comfortable environment. We have a positive approach to person centred care and promotion of independence and work closely with Health and Social Care professionals to maintain client’s wellbeing.


We offer many services to our clients including:


·        Nutritionally balanced meals are provided.

·        Access to chiropody and bathing facilities.

·        Stimulating leisure activities including outings, seasonal events, indoor entertainment, and the occasional party.

·        A shop stocking a range of toiletries, confectionery, and other useful items.


As a Support Worker at the Adelaide Resource Centre, you will provide reablement support and longer-term care by promoting daily living skills in order for our clients to live as independently as possible. You will play a vital part in giving personal care, emotional support and encouragement to meet the needs and wishes of individuals that is in line with their bespoke plans, whilst contributing to a homely atmosphere and share our focus on delivering a person-centre approach in all that you achieve.


To be successful in this enriching role, you will be undertaking the following duties:


·        Encourage service users to achieve their own aspirations independently.

·        Follow the specific goal / support plans and update colleagues to ensure our care and support is relevant and appropriate.

·       Provide personal care including washing, un/dressing, moving people safely, toileting and support with meals in accordance with the Intimate Care Protocol and in line with best practice ensuring dignity and respect are always maintained.


Our ethos of ‘Reablement’ is always striving for our clients to optimise their independence ‘working with people to achieve their own goals not for them’.

So why join us at #TeamIWC? Well, being a part of the Adelaide is more than just a job, it is a vocation. We believe in investing in our staff to build a stronger service and you will have learning and development opportunities as well as access to a host of staff benefits as listed in our disclaimers.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Registered Managers at 01983 568621.


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


For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

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 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 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.


Closing Date: *VACANCY CLOSED*