Kirklees Council Careers – Support Officer

Website Kirklees Council

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

Service Area

Adults Social Care Operation



Number of Jobs



Huddersfield and surrounding areas

Position type


Length of contract

Fixed Term up to 15th May 2023 to cover a Secondment


Grade 7


£23,484 – £24,920

You will be working with people in the community who have particular social care needs or a carer. As part of the Self Directed Support Pathway, referrals will be received from differing sources; your role will be to support customers through an assessment process (Person Led Assessment) to identify their needs. This will involve seeking and encouraging the contribution of customers, their carers and relatives as well as others involved in their care e.g. colleagues from Health.

Requirements for this job:

  • Experience of working in a caring environment in a paid or unpaid capacity with a relevant
  • service group.
  • 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
  • Ability to identify needs of individuals and formulate support plans.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Understanding of other agencies and their contribution to service delivery.

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:

[email protected]
or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.

If you are internal and want to apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission. If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

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.
Closing date

23 October 2023, 11:55 PM

Important Information

Community Assessment & Support Officer.pdf – 160KB

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