Community Assessment Support Officer

We adopt a ‘name blind’ approach to shortlisting. Recruiting managers will not have access to personal information, including your name and contact details, until a shortlisting decision has been made - please note that this also includes any CV uploaded. Equality monitoring information is not accessible by recruiting managers at any stage.
Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Batley Town Hall / Home working
£25,409 - £26,845

This role is an exciting opportunity to join the Batley Community Wellbeing Team covering the Batley & Spen locality in North Kirklees

Working in Social Care is a challenging and rewarding job. In Kirklees we aim to deliver high quality personalised services and are looking for assessment officers who are passionate about delivering the outcomes of personalisation. Is that you?

Team Details:

Working as part of the Community Wellbeing Team you will undertake initial assessments and reviews working with adults over the age of 18 with physical, sensory disabilities and mental health needs. To include working with the person’s informal/formal carers in the community.

 A high-quality strengths-based and customer focussed approach is expected to assist in minimising the distress experienced by service users to ensure good outcomes are achieved.

You will be working with adults and carers to encourage self-directed support and self-assessment, making eligibility determinations as defined in the Care Act (2014). Using outcome focused assessment, you will adopt a positive approach to risk.

You will engage in multi-agency working with a range of allied health and social care professionals to achieve the best outcomes for people. You will work within the team to respond to urgent / critical situations.

There’s a really supportive feel to out team with approachable managers and assessors who have an open-door policy and are willing to listen; we all pull together to support each other and share our expertise.

What we can offer:

  • We are committed to providing our Community Assessment Support Officers with exceptional levels of support from a comprehensive induction through to continuous personal and professional development.
  • We provide and encourage you to make the most of the high-quality opportunities we offer.
  • We are focused on your own personal and professional development; we will support you to enhance your skills and be the best you can be.

Requirements for the role:

In order to be shortlisted for the role, please evidence how you have met the requirements set out in the “Employee Specification” section of the attached job profile.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car (exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

11 December 2022, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.