Assistant Practitioner-Safeguarding

Location Southwark
Salary £26.00 - £28.10 per hour
To work with the person and other professionals as necessary in order to facilitate the stated functions. This includes the undertaking of duty activities and proportionate assessments, safeguarding initial contacts and investigation, the onward referral to community teams for support provision as well as signposting and the provision of information and advice. Responsible to the Team Manager and Senior Practitioners. To ensure that all related administrative functions are undertaken. Provision of practical assistance in terms of the provision of disability equipment and home adaptions to clients with a physical and/ or learning disability in order to maintain their maximum independence within the community. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES Responsibilities 1. Engage with, inform, and adapt to changing contexts that shape practice. Operate effectively within own organisational frameworks and contribute to the development of services and organisations. Operate effectively within multi-agency and inter-professional settings. 2. To be responsible for the day to day interpretation and implementation of statutory and departmental policy in the provision of casework and, if appropriate group work or other social work service, to individuals, families and other groups. 3. Undertake trusted assessment/provision functions to promote independence and, where appropriate, offer access to standard equipment, which may involve the issuing of an equipment prescription (for redemption via a retail outlet) and delivery/fitting. 4. Use judgement and authority to intervene with individuals, families and communities to promote independence, provide support and prevent harm, neglect and abuse. 5. Ensure those accessing the service, including families and carers, are at the centre of decision making over their support arrangements and that opportunities for choice and control are optimised and reflected in their assessments and reviews. 6. Maintain the Directorate’s records by recording assessments and other data accordingly ensuring that all data entered meets the relevant and stated levels of accuracy, quality and timeliness required. 7. To communicate effectively and sensitively with people and carers, regardless of their spoken language or communication status. Adapt communication techniques as the situation demands making best use of Directorate informational resources and other methods of communication. 8. To assess the implications of change on people and to proactively advocate for personalisation and people’s choice and control over their own support needs. 9. Ensure value for money principles are applied in all areas of service delivery in consultation with supervisor, manager and partner agencies 10. To recognise diversity and apply anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive principles. To challenge appropriately when discrimination is in evidence. 11. To work across agencies and professional boundaries to ensure a whole systems approach to assessment and assisting people to manage their ongoing support needs. 12. To ensure that any information or signposting is clear and consistent with policy and to be shared with person in need and family members as appropriate. To be able to proactively engage the person with what the next steps are on the customer journey.