Social Worker -Assistant Practitioner

Location Southwark
Salary £18.00 - £20.50 per hour
Discipline
Provision of practical assistance in terms of the provision of disability equipment, or adjustments to existing equipment and basic home adaptions for children with a physical and/ or learning disabilities in order to maintain maximum independence within the community.
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 or fitting/adjusting items
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 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 children and families, 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.