The role


We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Assistant Practitioner to join Southwark's Mental Health Adult Social Care division as part of the Mental Health Reablement Team.

The Mental Health Reablement Team is a short-term service that aims to prevent and reduce social care needs whilst promoting independence and recovery within the community. It offers a targeted and brief intervention to enhance service user wellbeing and independence, which avoids the need for longer-term social care support.

As an Assistant Practitioner in the team the post-holder will support the Social Workers and Occupational Therapist by aiding them in implementing support plans and supporting service users to achieve their goals. There are opportunities for the post holder to develop their skills and confidence so they can hold their own caseload and plan and provide interventions and support. Work with service users takes place in the team base, community and in their homes, where appropriate.

To be successful in your application we expect you to have an understanding of the principles of reablement and the impact of mental health issues, as well as experience of implementing support plans and supporting service users in a person centred way.

Southwark Council is committed to continuous learning and we offer a range of formal and informal training opportunities as well as regular supervision and reflective practice. For information on what it is like working for Adult Social Care in Southwark please view our website

For an informal chat about the role please contact Michael Crompton on 020 7525 2751

Please note as a frontline service the Mental Health Reablement Team are continuing face to face working during the COVID-19 pandemic and the post holder will be expected to attend the office on a rota basis and to work with service users in the community.





Additional salary details


Please note: This role will require an Enhanced DBS.


(COVID-19) - information for job applicants: Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus.

During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link.  Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.



Recruitment timetable


Closing date:  Sunday 16 May 2021

Assessment date: Week commencing 24 May 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 31 May 2021

(please note only those successful in the assessments will be invited to interview)