Social Care

Assistant Practitioner

Job description

Job purpose:

  • To provide a comprehensive and integrated social care pathway for Children and Young People with Disabilities and for adults with Learning Disabilities.
  • To ensure outcome focused goals are being achieved in order to increase or maintain their independence and wellbeing.
  • To provide support to Social Workers within the team, aiding them in implementing support plans and supporting service users with achieving their identified goals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To ensure both Children’s and Adults statutory requirements are met for reviews, and undertake direct work with service users and their families/carers in line with established support plans.
  • To identify through supervision where cases require further assessment and re-allocation to a social worker.
  • To promote access to paid employment, training, rehabilitation, social and leisure opportunities as part of promoting each person’s independence and social inclusion.
  • To support people to increase their independence with tasks within the home. This may include coaching people to be better able to manage home care tasks, budget, pay bills or other similar activities.
  • To work across agencies and professional boundaries to ensure a whole systems approach to assessment and intervention.
  • Assisting people to maximise their independence and co work with colleagues and external professionals to support people to achieve their potential.


  • Knowledge of the principles of empowerment and promoting independence.
  • Experience of working in a person centred way to enable service users to achieve their goals, outcomes and maximise their independence.
  • Knowledge of legislation, statutory guidance and the social work and care management practice, particularly relating to safeguarding practice.
  • Experience of supporting service users to identify and realise their goals.
  • Knowledge of disabilities and the impact they can have on individuals’ lives.
  • Experience of working with children and young people / adults in a range of settings including managing challenging behaviour.
  • Knowledge and awareness of issues relating to communities from diverse backgrounds.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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