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Locum Best Interest Assessor

  • Salary: £30 - £35 per hour
  • Location: South London, London
  • Date posted: 11-10-2017
  • Sector: Social Work
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: HQ00002877_1507730628

Croydon Council are currently seeking experienced Best Interest Assessors.

* Undertake best interest assessments and reviews across a range of service user groups and locations as required under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2007 (Amendment to Mental Capacity Act 2005) and made recommendations and conditions
* Manage a caseload of assessments appropriately prioritising work and ensuring that cases are completed to a high standard within statutory time limits.
* Assist in maintaining and developing a duty and advice function for the Safeguarding & DOLS Team and dealt with operational matters within the DOLS Team
* Provide expert advice and training to a range of organisations and individuals and represented the service in multi-disciplinary arenas.
* Maintain comprehensive and accurate case records and produced high quality reports and correspondence for a variety of audiences which includes the Court of Protection
* Managed and imputed information into the department's electronic data systems
* Act as a role model for continuing professional and technical development. This included acting as a mentor and provided shadowing opportunities for those undertaking BIA training and newly qualified Best Interest Assessors
* Evaluate and analysed complex evidence and differing views and weighing them appropriately in decision-making.

* Training & Development Opportunities
* Flexible/Remote Working
* Remote and flexible working

You must:
Have a recognised Social Work qualification (Degree/DipSW/CQSW)
Be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
A minimum of 2 years post qualified experience
Be a Best Interest Assessor

Why choose Charles Hunter Associates?
* Your own dedicated specialist consultant
* Access to the widest variety of social work jobs across 180 authorities and private organisations throughout the UK
* Prompt and reliable payroll which runs weekly
* Free access to our online social work training portal with CPD materials - worth £500 a year
* Free DBS and compliance service
* £250 referral fee if you refer a friend or colleague looking for work

If you wish apply or would like a detailed Job Description, please contact Emily Game 0118 948 5555 or Alternatively, you can apply through the website.