Isle of Wight Council

Support Workers – JAY - Age UK

Job Posted: 2 March 2023

Job Start Date: ASAP

Support Workers – JAY, Ref: JAYSW59

Hours: Minimum 10 per week

Isle of Wight - Various Areas

Real Living Wage – £9.90 per hour (rising to £10.90 per hour from 01 April 2023)                                         

Contract: Casual                                                                          

Age UK Isle of Wight are recruiting Support Workers and it could be YOU!

Our ‘Just About You’ Home Help Service is made up of trained, friendly Support Workers whose primary focus is to support an individual to maintain independence and live well at home.

We cover the whole Island, and the support is tailored to the individual’s needs.  Requests for support are varied and no two days are the same.  One day you could be shopping, cleaning and undertaking meal preparation and the next day a client may want companionship and a trip to the sea front for an ice cream. 

Our role is to work with the client to ensure that they are supported to lead the best life that they can.

So, come and join our merry team and make a real difference to somebody’s life.

If you are looking for a role that has: 

  • Flexible working hours - between 9am and 5pm                                                      
  • Real Living Wage 
  • No weekend or evening work
  • No personal care or medication administration
  • Clients awaiting support in your designated area

Essential Criteria: 

  • Cheerful and engaging personality
  • Empathic, patient and non-judgemental
  • Can offer a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Full driving licence and access to transport to travel to our clients’ homes

We will provide you with:

  • Clients awaiting your support
  • A designated coordinator to support you in every way
  • Full online training
  • PPE
  • Uniform
  • Mobile phone 

For more information, please contact Heidi on 01983 301470 and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

So, it’s over to YOU!  Come and work with us, we need YOU and your local community needs YOU.

To apply, visit our website: from where you can view the job description, upload your CV and complete the Applicant Personal Statement detailing why you are interested in the role and how your experience relates to the person specification. 

This role involves regulated activity with adults and is subject to an enhanced plus barring DBS check.  Anyone on the Adults’ Barred List is legally barred from the role.  The successful candidate will undertake a DBS check and any offer of employment made is conditional subject to the assessment of their criminal record (and other pre-employment checks).

Age UK Isle of Wight is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Age UK Isle of Wight is a Living Wage Employer.                          

Registered Charity No: 1118711                                

Age UK - Isle of Wight

Age UK Isle of Wight is a local independent charity, working to help thousands of local older people every year to improve their quality of life. We offer support services, activities, befriending and information. It's a great place to work if you really want to make a difference in people's lives!

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