Isle of Wight Council

Social Workers - Adult Social Care & Community Well-being

Job Posted: 11 January 2023

  • Contract Term: Permanent
  • Location: Isle of Wight
  • Contract Type: Full time
  • Salary: Grade 9 (ASYE) £33,110 per annum. Grade 10, £33,563 to £36,307 per annum
  • Industries: Social Work

Social Workers Ref: 45004541

Island wide & Agile working

Grade 9 (ASYE) £33,110 per annum. Grade 10, £33,563 to £36,307 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 45004541

Hours: 37 hours 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

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 31 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 [email protected]

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 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.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at, telephone 01983 823134 or email [email protected] if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that 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.  

Closing Date: Rolling Advert

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