Practitioner Older People Disabilities

Location Southwark
Salary £18.00 - £20.50 per hour

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 holding a case load, completing Care Act Assessments, undertaking unscheduled reviews of care, completing carers assessments, presenting packages of care to the funding panel for approval, using community resources to support service users and their families to maximise their independence and to ensure that all interventions are strength based.
The role includes the provision of a short-term intensive assessment period, assessing the person’s ability to maximise their independence and to provide a robust assessment that measures the amount of ongoing support needed.
In the role you will liaise and work closely with partner agencies such as the NHS, CCG, housing and community voluntary agencies in addition to working closely with the Occupational Therapy staff within the team. You will need to be skilled in thinking creatively in meeting the needs of service users and informal carers.