Social Care

Assistant Practitioner

Job description

Working as an Assistant Practitioner, you will be providing support to the 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:

  • Undertaking reviews both inside and outside of Southwark, ensuring that an individuals care and support plans are updated and outcome focussed and relevant to the individuals identified goals.  
  • Ensuring that 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.
  • Identifying through supervision where cases require further assessment and re-allocation to a social worker.
  • Promoting access to paid employment, training, rehabilitation, social and leisure opportunities as part of promoting each person’s independence and social inclusion.
  • Identifying risk and undertaking risk assessments where safeguarding concerns are evidenced or suspected.
  • Supporting people to increase their independence with tasks within the home.
  • Communicating effectively and sensitively with people and carers, regardless of their spoken language or communication status.  
  • Writing reports, case records and correspondence in line with departmental guidelines and policy and to undertake all administrative duties relating to the social care function.  


  • Knowledge of the principles of empowerment and promoting independence.
  • Knowledge of legislation, statutory guidance and the social work and care management practice, particularly relating to safeguarding practice.
  • Knowledge of disabilities and the impact they can have on individuals’ lives.
  • Ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of law and guidance relevant to adults social care practice, particularly relating to safeguarding practice.
  • Knowledge and awareness of issues relating to communities from diverse backgrounds.
  • 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.


  • Team: Short Breaks Team
  • Duration: 3 - 6 months initially
  • Hours: 9 - 5 ~ Hybrid

Working with Archer Resourcing Ltd:

We have been helping all health care 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.

We have a reputation for recruiting efficiently, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, then please call Archer direct on the provided contact details.

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

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.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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