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Prevention Assessor

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£20,903 - £24,491 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2021

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Health and Social Care, Social Care, Housing, Community Services
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

We are currently seeking to recruit highly enthusiastic and motivated Prevention Assessor to help us deliver a high-quality service to enable people to live independently for longer by supporting people to retain or regain their skills and confidence and prevent the need or delays in deterioration wherever possible. The role is varied, and no two days are ever the same.  If you are able to work to tight deadlines and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, then this is the role for you.

We are a dynamic responsive team and operate a duty system that you will be part of alongside colleagues in community social work and reablement services to provide a streamlined customer journey. You will need to be self-motivated, organised with effective communication skills both written and verbally. Part of your daily role will be completing face to face and telephone assessments to help promote service user’s independence. Opportunities to develop your Personal Development Portfolio are available, and the attendance of training courses & skill sharing with colleagues are encouraged.

Applicants need the ability to travel around the borough. There may also be a requirement of the post that you use a vehicle to transport small items of equipment.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out outcome focused prevention assessments for vulnerable adults throughout the borough
  • Assessing for the provision of equipment & minor adaptations
  • Working closely with the social work colleagues, other agencies & professionals
  • To provide a service that flexibly meets the needs of service users within budgetary constraints
  • To demonstrate and observe the use of equipment, adaptations and assisted technology

This role requires you to hold a Literacy Level 2 qualification, or equivalent, and a full driving licence. 

An enhanced DBS check with Adults Barring is required for this role.

If you would like to discuss these positions, please contact Victoria Croke at or Lorraine Thompson at

Our Values; TrustUnity 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

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

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:

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