Social Work Assistant Practitioner

Location Southwark
Job type Contract
Salary £20 per hour
Contact Ashley McSheen
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Reference HQ00121238

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for a Social Work Assistant Practitioner to work full-time based in Southwark.

The pay rate for this locum Assistant Practitioner role is £20.00 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 3-month contract.


  • To work with the person and other professionals as necessary in order to facilitate the stated functions
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 services, to individuals, families and other groups
  • 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
  • Use judgement and authority to intervene with individuals, families and communities to promote independence, provide support and prevent harm, neglect and abuse
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 the best use of Directorate informational resources and other methods of communication
  • Assess the implications of change on people and proactively advocate for personalisation and people's choice and control over their own support needs
  • Ensure value for money principles are applied in all areas of service delivery in consultation with supervisor, manager and partner agencies

Requirements of the Assistant Practitioner:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within adults’ services

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team
  • In-house payroll system
  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This Assistant Practitioner job is advertised by Ashley McSheen; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements regretfully.