Assistant Practitioner -Assessment Team

Location Southwark
Salary £18.00 - £20.50 per hour
he role will be initially for 3 months but will be extended pending the permanent recruitment process.
Please note: It is a requirement within this post that all successful candidates have had both the 1st and 2nd dose of a certified COVID-19 vaccine prior to assuming this role.

Overview of the Team:
The Assessment & Intake Team is a vibrant and fast paced team based in the community and provides an initial assessment function for the Older Persons and Physical Disability Service. The team works carries out short term pieces of work – up to 6 weeks.
The team complete Care Act Assessments put in place long term packages of care, undertake carers assessment, urgent assessments for care and respite, assess for placement in residential and nursing home settings, jointly undertake some DSTs with nurse assessors, complete mental capacity assessments and undertake the initial concern phase of adults safeguarding before passing any enquiries across to the case management team.
A&I has OTs in the team who support the social work assessments by completing OT assessments, providing advice to the Social workers and providing provision of moving and handling equipment.
Any cases which are complex and have identified and agreed long term social work intervention needs are not held by A&I and would be transferred to the case management team.
About the role:
Main duties will be completing Care Act Assessments for older persons and those with a disability whom presently do not have formal care and support in situ, completing unscheduled reviews of existing care packages, putting in place care and support plans and working collaboratively within the service and with external partner agencies to make sure that the people of Southwark are receiving the support that meets their needs.
Within this role it will be necessary to recognise and identify signs of cognitive impairment and adults safeguarding issues an to notify the relevant line manager in this instances.