Activity Based Care Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/11/2023 23:59
£25,409 - £27,852
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Activity Based Care Hubs
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
21 Nov
Further Information
We’re looking for an Activity Based Care Officer, Interested?

Do you want a role where you’re recognised for what you do, given the opportunity to thrive and have the chance to be the best version of yourself? Are you looking for a new challenge in Adult Social Care? If so, please keep reading as you’re just what we’re looking for!

We’ve got some exciting opportunities to join our brilliant team whose ambition is to deliver a high quality service to the people of Gateshead.  Interested in joining a great organisation with an employee offer and experience that rivals others, then this could be an opportunity you just don’t want to miss.

About the role….

In this role, you will play a key part in the delivering the Enablement Activity Based Care Programme, which provides person-centred care following individual enablement plans, relating to individual vulnerable people with a wide range of  complex care and behaviour support needs . You will be delivering a variety of community and building based activities, geared towards the individual’s needs and aspirations -offering a high level of support to each service user, in accordance with their personal care and support plan. You will be able to support the individual to achieve agreed enablement goals, gain new or improved skills promote confidence and community engagement alongside encouraging new experiences.

You will assist in the planning, implementation, monitoring and regular reviewing of the care and enablement goals and behaviour support plans, by being actively involved with service user, carers, ABC Manger, Senior ABC officers and a range of other key people involved the service users care and support.

You will be responsible for the safe handling of medication, ensuring all medication is administered as prescribed and in line with policy, seeking advice and guidance as needed, helping to safeguard the individual in your care.

You will be expected to complete administrative duties within the service ensuring records are maintained to a high standard. You will deliver good quality, safe working practices and adhere to the quality assurance processes of the service, adhering to the established Quality Assurance Framework and best practice.

You will be expected to work in a flexible way to ensure that all work commitments are fulfilled, meeting the changing needs of the service, to work flexible hours when required which may include early mornings, evening and weekends.


People really are our greatest asset at Gateshead Council and we value every employee.  We encourage our people to think differently, do the right thing and be innovative.

Please refer to the job profile for the full list of essential criteria.  

A bit about Gateshead Council…

Adult Social Care is on the frontline of tackling the inequalities in poverty and health that our community face. Our Thrive Agenda aims to effectively address these issues and enable the members of our community to live thriving lives.


Working in Adult Social Care is not an easy job, however; there aren’t many that are more fulfilling when you can see the impact that you are having on the lives of the members of our community who are in need of support.


We’re truly committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of service and we need like-minded people who can help us deliver a high quality service.   We need people who want to make a difference, who are talented, possess the right knowledge and skills and who want the chance to demonstrate how good they are.


What’s in it for you?  Well, there’s so much on offer and here’s just a few of the highlights!

You’ll be paid a competitive salary £25,049 to £27,852
An excellent pension scheme
You’ll have access to great health and wellbeing support, including discounted membership to GO Gateshead Leisure Services and ability to use our cycle to work scheme
You’ll get 26 days annual leave per year and the chance to buy up to 10 additional holidays per year
Access to the BlueLight Card Scheme
We also have a corporate training offer so you will feel part of the service and strategy in no time.

If you would like some guidance and support around applying for jobs, our Working Gateshead Coaches would love to help and can be contacted at workinggateshead@gateshead.gov.uk
Please note
This job is closed for applications.