Senior Social Worker

Isle of Man Government
Full Time
£28,981 - £34,136 a year
Posted 8 days ago
Job description

Are you looking to develop and progress your career in social care and already have experience working in a care setting?

About the role and our team

We are looking for a Senior Social Care Worker to join our hardworking team at Southlands where you’ll be responsible for supervising, supporting and working as part of a team in a busy care home environment.

You’ll work alongside Social Care Workers to provide life-enhancing care to vulnerable older people and attend to all aspects of their care needs. This will include; medication administration, all personal hygiene needs, care planning, escorting residents to appointments/shopping, enabling the resident to take part in social events/activities and maintaining strong links with the resident’s family and friends.

As a Senior Social Care Worker you’ll also supervise and mentor your colleagues and help them to develop within their roles. This will include inductions for new members of staff, as well as working alongside your manager doing regular auditing.

At Southlands we have four twelve bedded units and each unit has a small team of Senior Social Care Workers, Social Care Workers, Housekeepers and Laundry Assistants.

What can this role offer me?

This role is a chance for you to make a real difference in our community and to the life of people living in Southlands.

You’ll receive enhancement pay for any unsociable hours, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-in shifts worked and free parking will be available to you.

We have a wide range of learning and development opportunities, including use of our onsite education and training centre Keyll Darree and LEAD, our Learning, Education and Development Service.

To find out more about the benefits you can enjoy by working with us, download our benefits guide from the bottom of the advert.

Do you know someone who could be perfect for this role?

Let them know about this vacancy and refer them via our new Employee Referral Scheme!

You’ll receive £500 (in two equal instalments and subject to conditions) for making the referral, if the person you referred is offered the role!

To ensure you receive payment for your referral, the person you refer just needs to indicate the referral on their application form by selecting ‘Isle of Man Public Service Employee Referral Scheme’ in the ‘Where did you hear about this vacancy’ section, and providing your name as the referrer.

To ensure referrals are eligible, and to find out more about the terms and conditions of the scheme, you can download the scheme policy here.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job profile, alternatively contact Rebecca Dooley on 01624 685831.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at [email protected].

Additional information

Please note an enhanced with barring police check is required for this post which Manx Care will cover the cost of for you. Please note if you have lived for more than 6 months outside of the UK in the last 5 years, you will be required to obtain a Letter of Good Standing from the appropriate authorities in the relevant locations, please read the guidance about how to obtain this letter.

A relocation package and interview expenses are not available for this role.

Manx Care is committed to creating smoke-free spaces and is ‘proud to be smoke free’ as part of the overall Isle of Man Smoke Free 2030 ambition. As of April 1st 2021 smoking is no longer permitted on our Manx Care & DHSC sites, including nursing, residential and EMI units around the Island. For support and advice on abstinence from smoking, please contact Quit4You on 642404 or [email protected].

We support flexible working and equality, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment

The Isle of Man Public Service is committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion. We understand how a wide range of views and experiences can benefit us as we work together for the Isle of Man. We welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and would encourage you to apply.

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

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