Akton Recruitment are working with the Local Authorities to fill a Personal Assistant position working alongside one of their Social Workers. This position is a contract initially up until at least the end of March and is currently paying £11PH.
Providing support to a Community Team Social Worker, including accompanying him/her to visits and meetings with service users, where there may be issues to deal with which are sensitive and of potential conflict. The purpose of the Resource/Support Officer is to enable the Social Worker to carry out his/her duties as efficiently, effectively and safely as possible.
To accompany the Social Worker to meetings and visits, for instance with service users and/or their carers, often away from the work place and in service users homes.
To provide safety to the Social Worker in uncertain situations by acting in good judgement to avoid confrontation and conflict.
To deal sensitively and appropriately with service users according to the situation
During meetings take notes on behalf of the Social Worker and keep him/her informed of the visual information, including; body language, who is present, and any other information that could be relevant to the performance and well being of the Social Worker.
To provide enabling assistance to the Social Worker in the process of taking referrals and case recording.
To transpose information (e.g. as dictated by the Social Worker) into a written format or to make information accessible to the Social Worker, e.g. reading out case recordings.
To provide enabling assistance to the Social Worker in other aspects of his/her role, e.g. mentoring and supporting students.
To provide other physical support to the Social Worker as required.