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Home Support Assistant

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£19,312 - £20,493 pro rata
Closing date
27 Oct 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care
Job role
Support Worker
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STAR service is a Short Term Assessment and Reablement service provided by Sandwell Council. The service plays a vital part in maintaining the independence of those living in borough.

We are looking for x6 Permanent Home Support Assistants to assist us to deliver an enhanced customer experience that promotes well-being to local people in their local communities.

As a Home Support Worker, you will be required to work with people in their own home, providing a range of care and support that maximises independence. This may include assisting people with their personal care, helping them to prepare meals and snacks and helping to rebuild their confidence.

We aim to get people out of hospital as soon as they are medically optimised and work with people to prevent further admissions.

20-hour posts are available, which include a continental shift pattern (4 on – 4 off) that includes blocks of mornings and evenings and you should be able to travel across the borough and will therefore need to hold a full valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle.  The service operates from 07:00hrs to 22:30hrs.

The starting salary for a 20 hour contact is £11,439. However, enhancements are paid in addition, if you work on Public Holidays, weekends and evenings. You will also receive generous annual leave entitlement, and have access to a range of employee benefits, which includes discounts on shopping and gym membership. There is also the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

An Enhanced Adults Disclosure and Barring (DBS) 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.


20 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:

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