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Assistant Practitioner
  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SC03448
  • Published: Mon 11/11/2019, 6:03 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/11/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours/week
  • Salary: £29796 - £33759 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London Bridge

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Assistant Practitioner

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Southwark Reablement Services

The Southwark Reablement Service provides a multidisciplinary approach to helping an individual to regain skills, confidence and independence, often following a specific period of illness or injury. In Southwark we work in partnership with Health to deliver our Reablement Services, including rehabilitation.

The assistant practitioner's within Reablement Services work as part of a multidisciplinary team, with Health and Social Care Professionals. The objective is to improve health and social functioning by focusing on people's strengths and abilities, with an emphasis on people setting their own goals, and helping people achieve and maintain independence.

As part of the team you will be responsible for undertaking of goal setting and goal review visits, completing proportionate assessments and devising support plans. Onward referral to community teams for support provision as well as signposting and the provision of information and advice.

You will provide assistance with rota planning for Reablement support workers and ensuring that all related administrative functions are undertaken.


Older People & Physical Disabilities Service

The Southwark Older People & Physical Disabilities (OPPD) Service provides a multidisciplinary approach to assessing and supporting individuals experiencing either a physical impairment, cognitive impairment or illness.

Within the OPPD service we have Assistant Practitioner positions available in both our Assessment & Intake Team and our Community Review Team

Southwark Adult Social Care works in a strengths based manner focusing on people's strengths and abilities to adopt an assets based approach to assessments. This enables us to to support individuals to make greater use of their community resources and to maximise their independence.

As part of the team you will be responsible for completing Care Act 2014 assessments and determining whether or not an individual is eligible for services. You will also be asked to complete Carers assessments to ensure that we are supporting the numerous informal carers within the borough. In addition, you will be responsible for reviewing both the social care needs of theses individuals and the social care services that they receive via Southwark Adult Social care.

To work with the person and other professionals as necessary in order to facilitate the stated functions of the Community Support Service. This includes the undertaking of proportionate assessments, ongoing support, support planning and proactively working with complex issues, family dynamics, legal issues, crisis, providing information and advice, transferring to another team if required and the provision of ongoing safeguarding, under direct supervision from a professional. Responsible to the Team Manager and Senior Practitioner.

Learning and development

Throughout your time at Southwark you will be constantly learning. You will be challenged by your work, encouraged to try new approaches and supported to maximise your potential. We will invest in providing the resources you need to develop professionally, through a combination of informal on-the-job and formal development programmes.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check:

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 24/11/2019

Assessments and interview date: 10/12/2019

Additional salary details

Grade: 8

£29,796 - £33,759

Other benefits include:

* Competitive salary ranging.
* Annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days - rising to 36 days (dependent on length of service)
* Part time and flexible working
* Pension scheme (LGPS) - including options for early retirement and final salary
* Childcare Vouchers
* Cycle to work loan
* Eye Care Scheme
* Season Ticket Loan - interest free