Short-term paid work in adult social care : West Midlands

Working in adult social care can be challenging but rewarding and you’ll make a real difference to people’s lives every day.

You can find the full details and apply here. The government is asking people to register their interest in taking up short-term paid work in the adult social care sector. This will help to meet urgent additional staffing requirements.


Who can register

We’re looking for people who will:

  • treat others with dignity and respect
  • work well with others
  • provide the best care and support possible to some of the most vulnerable people in society

You can register even if you’re furloughed. You’ll be eligible for paid work through this scheme.

Types of work

Roles will be dependent on need and your level of experience. Roles could include:

  • providing people with direct care
  • wellbeing support such as check-in and chat
  • helping people with cooking and cleaning
  • administrative support

These roles could be in residential settings or in people’s own homes, supporting elderly people or learning-disabled adults.

Roles can be full-time or part-time.

How to register

The Department of Health and Social Care will pass your details to your local authority and local adult social care service providers. Your local authority or local adult social care provider will contact you directly about opportunities.

Every effort will be made to match you to a role, but this is dependent on the particular needs and capacity of the care providers in your local authority.

Your local authority or care provider may not contact you if they’re unable to match you to a role.

COVID-19 vaccination

If you’re matched to a role, you’ll be classed as a key worker for the duration of your time working in adult social care.

We’re currently vaccinating frontline health and social care workers and the most vulnerable. If you’re matched to a role, you would be included in your local COVID-19 vaccine deployment programme. Your local authority will provide more information.

Careers in social care

If you’re interested in social care as a career rather than a short-term role, visit the Everyday is Different website to find out more and apply for jobs.

You can also visit our careers hub here.


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