Isle of Wight Council

Gouldings Resource Centre (promoting independence through short-term re-ablement and respite care)

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Support Worker – Casual (Ref: 2024_821)

Gouldings Resource Centre, Freshwater, Isle of Wight

Grade 4, £12.18 per hour (plus shift allowance)

Contact: For further information, please contact the Goulding’s on 01983 433192 and request to speak to the Deputy or Registered Manager. Alternatively, you can email

Vacancy Reference: 2024_821

Contract Type: Casual

Hours: variable per week

Following significant investment, our newly refurbished Gouldings resource centre in Freshwater is looking for Casual Support Workers.

A scenic 20-minute journey from Newport and directly on a main bus route, we are looking to recruit both for Team Members to join us to deliver outstanding Reablement support alongside Crisis and Respite care to the 23 people who use our Services.

You will work directly with the people staying at the home to identify and achieve their own goals and help them on their journey to independence.

The role is a rewarding, dynamic and versatile and as a casual Support Worker, you will be able to choose shifts to meet your needs. You will be working with individuals and other colleagues ensuring the service we offer is effective to meet people’s needs in a ‘do with’ way rather than using a ‘do for’ approach.

We will provide you with unrivalled support through supervision and a fantastic learning and development offer.

If you have a level 2 diploma in health and social care, that’s great but if not, we will help you achieve it. A good knowledge of literacy and numeracy is also essential but again, we can help you there if you need it.

For further information, please contact the Goulding’s on 01983 433192 and request to speak to the Deputy or Registered Manager. Alternatively, you can email

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, available on request.

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


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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.

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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: Rolling advert