Home Support Assistant

Adult Social Care, Independent Living Centre, Oldbury Road, Oldbury B66 1JE
Band C, (£12,699 - £14,186 for 28 hours per week) (£9,070 - £10,133 for 20 hours per week) (£8.70 - £9.72 per hour)
02 Mar 2018
25 Mar 2018
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Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Shift work

  • Do you enjoy caring for people?
  • Do you think you can make a difference and help people to live independently at home?
  • Can you work flexibly within Sandwell on a rota pattern that includes weekends, bank holidays AM and PM shifts
  • Can you Drive and have access to your own vehicle?


We are looking for enthusiastic and caring people with a passion for supporting our vulnerable adults in the community and help them to lead an independent life. We want you to empower people who use our services to develop their potential and will be fully supported whilst doing so.

You will need to work flexibly, and be able to travel across the borough and will therefore need to hold a full valid driving licence. There are 28 and 20 hours per week positions available. Please indicate on your application what hours per week you are able to work.

As a Home Support Assistant, you will be required to work with people in their own home, providing a range of care and support that maximises independence.

We get people out of hospital and work with people to prevent hospital admission and maintain their independence in the community.

You'll start with a full induction into the service and get to meet the teams you will be working with. You'll receive on the job training by our most experienced and skilled staff and be fully supported by your manager with regular supervisions. There are a variety of training and development opportunities available, which you will be encouraged to attend so you can continue to grow in your career here at Sandwell.

You’ll receive an annual salary up to £14,186,  a generous annual leave entitlement, have access to employee benefits, (including discounts on shopping and gym membership, plus a free counselling service) the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme and genuine support of your wellbeing and work/life balance.

Most importantly, you’ll get to do challenging, but rewarding work.

If you wish to apply online click on the apply link at the bottom of the advert or if you would prefer to complete a paper application please download and complete the attached application form and return to 1 Providence Place, West Bromwich B70 8SZ by 5:00pm on Friday, 23rd March 2018. Alternatively, you can email your application to hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

Interviews are due to take place week commencing 2 April 2018.

Sandwell Council will pay all of its employees the current Living Wage rate of £8.75 per hour, as a minimum, from 1 April 2018. The decision to pay a Living Wage supplement will be reviewed on an annual basis.  

Supporting documents
Application Form
Job Description
Personnel Specification
STAR Information
Information for Applicants
Example rota (28 hours per week)

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