Job Description

£12 - £12.50/hour

Social Work Assistant

Akton Recruitment are currently working with the Local Authorities to fill a contract position for a Social Work Assistant. This role is initially a 3 month contract and is currently paying £12.50PH. Working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00.

Job Purpose-

To support and deliver person centred social care assessment and support plans that achieve positive outcomes for service users and promote independence and wellbeing
To refer and signpost service users and self-funders to relevant agencies and other sources of advice and support
To provide practical support and assistance to service users to support them to regain independence and reduce the need for long term social care servicesResponsibilities-

Conduct assessments with service users as directed, applying national eligibility criteria and identifying the best and most appropriate outcomes for the individual
Work alongside eligible service users to produce support plans that meet their individual outcomes in a creative and cost effective way, focus on short term interventions and that enable independence to be regained and reduce the need for on-going or longer term social care services.
Where on-going social care support and services are needed, provide advice and support to enable self-directed support, including individual budgets and Direct Payment processes, supporting with the application process if required
Signpost service users and self-funding individuals to relevant agencies and universal services available to them in order to meet needs and outcomes
Provide dedicated and practical support and assistance to service users when required to assist them in accessing services and activities to meet their identified outcomes and / or settle into new living arrangements.Requirements-

Experience in adults social work
Enhanced DBS
Experience with Liquid Logic