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Social Care Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2021
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This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

The role of Social Care Officer is to work with vulnerable adults and carers, helping them to achieve personal outcomes, ambitions, helping them to do things for themselves and take control over their lives as much as possible by building relationships and networks that maintain their independence.

The ideal candidate needs the ability to carry out comprehensive assessments, within a hospital or community settings in order to identify needs and personal outcomes and develop support plans aimed at meeting these needs. Completion of appropriate risk assessment is required together with actions required to minimise those identified.

Although the function of the Social Care Officer is primarily in the Assessment arm of the service, knowledge around the provision of home support services is required, as the candidate may be expected to provide support to the Provider Arm of the service.

Although the service operates 7 days per week from 07:00 to 23:00,
the current rota pattern for Social Care Officer is x7 day working, 09:00-17:30. This is subject to change following any review of the service.

You must have GSCE English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this role. 

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

Supporting documents
Information for Applicants
Personnel Specification
Job Description

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