Senior Community Assessment Support Officer (CASO) - Maternity Cover - INTERNAL

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
Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG
Grade 8
£27,852 - £29,439

To apply for this job you must be an employee of Kirklees Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date - and have successfully completed your probationary period. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.

This role is based in the South short term and urgent support team. The team is part of Intermediate care services within Kirklees. (KILT) Kirklees Independent living Team

There’s a really supportive feel to our team; we have approachable and supportive managers who have an open door, regular supervision, and are willing to listen; we’re an experienced team, we all pull together to support each other and share our expertise. Intermediate care and the short term and urgent support service is fast paced, no two days are ever the same.

You will work as part of the team and be able to self-allocate work as required. The focus of your role will be to work with service users once their period of re-ablment is completed ensuring that future identified care and support needs are met.

You will work closely with Locality managers, brokerage, care Nav’s and support options.

The pace of work means you need to be organised and resilient but most of all you’ll care about the people we’re working with.

We are committed to providing our Senior Community Assessment and Support Officer (SCASO) with exceptional levels of support.

We understand that working within social care isn’t an easy job and how important it is to take care of ourselves. We take your wellbeing seriously with wellbeing champions in our teams who understand when you might need additional support.

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).

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.

Requirements for this job:

  • Experience of working in a caring environment in a paid or unpaid capacity with a relevant service group.
  • An understanding of legislation, procedures etc. relating to the relevant service user group.
  • Ability to manage own caseload and allocation
  • High level of communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to demonstrate literacy, numeracy and computer skills to complete assessments and correspondence, complete financial statements and keep accurate records.
  • IT skills to be able to maintain accurate electronic records.
  • An understanding of the differing physical and emotional needs pertaining to the specific user group.
  • Ability to identify social care needs of individuals and formulate support plans
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Understanding of other agencies and their contribution to service delivery
  • Willingness to continue further personal training and development


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.

08 January 2023, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.