Assistant Practitioner

Full Time
Salary: £24.00 per hour
Location: Southwark, London
Sectors:Unqualified Social Care

Assistant Practitioner
Full time: 35/hrs a week
Start Date: ASAP

AKTON Recruitment is working closely with the local authorities and we are looking for Assistant Practitioner in the Southwark area.

The All Age Disability (0-25) / Learning Disability (25+) service provides a comprehensive and integrated social care pathway for Children and Young People with Disabilities and for adults with Learning Disabilities.
The Assistant Practitioner role is assigned cases on a rolling basis to review clients to ensure outcome focused goals are being achieved in order to increase or maintain their independence and wellbeing.
To provide support to the Social Workers within the team, aiding them in implementing support plans and supporting service users with achieving their identified goals.
Providing interventions as part of the review function for the service; completing strength based review documents and updating outcome focussed support planning and take part in safeguarding enquiries as appropriate.


1. To undertake reviews both inside and outside of Southwark, ensuring that an individuals care and support plans are updated and outcome focussed and relevant to the individuals identified goals. This will involve goal setting and identifying people's strengths, abilities and choices as part of a strength based approach.
2. To ensure both Children's and Adults statutory requirements are met for reviews, and undertake direct work with service users and their families/carers in line with established support plans.
3. To identify through supervision where cases require further assessment and re-allocation to a social worker.
4. To promote access to paid employment, training, rehabilitation, social and leisure opportunities as part of promoting each person's independence and social inclusion.
5. To identify risk and undertake risk assessments where safeguarding concerns are evidenced or suspected.

Knowledge, including educational qualifications
1. Knowledge of the principles of empowerment and promoting independence
2. Knowledge of legislation, statutory guidance and the social work and care management practice, particularly relating to safeguarding practice
3. Knowledge of disabilities and the impact they can have on individuals' lives
4. Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of law and guidance relevant to adults social care practice, particularly relating to safeguarding practice
5. Knowledge and awareness of issues relating to communities from diverse backgrounds

6. Experience of formulating and implementing support plans and reviewing their effectiveness
7. Experience of working in a person centred way to enable service users to achieve their goals, outcomes and maximise their independence
8. Experience of successful working in an integrated manner, including team working and partnership to achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and/or adults