Adult Social Care and Integrated Services

Newcastle upon Tyne

Health and Social Care Officer (2 posts)

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£19,312 - £20,493 per annum

Recovery Support Mental Health Outreach Team

Health and Social Care Officers play a vital role in supporting people in our communities to improve their quality of life. People want to remain as independent in their own home for as long as is possible and our service is here to help them do that. The Service is a highly personalised service which helps to make this possible by re-enabling people to do things for themselves.

We provide services in the community to support Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) tenants who require support with their mental health to regain as much independence as possible.

Staff work closely with health colleagues, agencies, and other professionals. The main areas of support are tenancy arrangements, managing money, life skills, personal development, and community engagement. You must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting independence, health, and wellbeing.

Maintaining the dignity of people must always be a priority and successful applicants must be able to deliver support with great sensitivity.

We need Health and Social Care Officers to work in our communities across the city. These posts do not require specific experience or professional qualifications. What they really need is your caring approach, your patience, and your commitment to making a real difference to people’s lives. You may already be providing similar services for friends or relatives. We need dedicated people to join our team providing this vital service.

Then why not make a career of it?

You need to be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting the independence, choice, and dignity.

Being able to work shifts and alternative weekends.

Weekend enhancements are paid as are travel expenses.

Further information on application forms can be obtained by contacting Pam Knighting on 0191 2788202.

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Working in Care Homes - In accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, staff deployed to work in CQC registered care homes providing accommodation and nursing or personal care are required to have full vaccination status or a medical exemption before working or being deployed into work settings covered by the legislation. Applicants to positions covered by these regulations are required to provide certified evidence of their vaccination status or medical exemption as part of any pre employment checks.


Closing date:

25 January 2022

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