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Best Interest Assessor

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Leicestershire County Council - Business Support R, Leicester Road, Leicester, England, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:21 October 2020 at midnight 

Best Interests Assessor- DOLS Core Team (1 post)
Full time (37 hours per week), permanent at Grade 12, starting at £35,727- part time and flexible working can be considered as per LCC’s Flexible Working Policy.
Based at County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire (Rutland building), however mobile working is well supported within the team including home working as appropriate.
We are looking for a positive, flexible and enthusiastic BIA to join our core DOLS service due to a recent vacancy. The team is supportive, welcoming and knowledgeable and we’re keen to recruit people who will contribute to this dynamic as well as being independently confident in their practice.
Working in a core team of 23 FTE BIA’s, you will be completing Best Interest Assessments for the people of Leicestershire and Rutland. Skilled in assessing mental capacity and best interests in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2008 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2009, you will be able to work in partnership with people, their families and across our interagency colleagues to complete comprehensive assessments and reports in line with legal requirements and best practice. You will also be able to provide specialist support and advice to colleagues and peers across Leicestershire County Council as needed within the scope of your role.
The vast majority of work will be within the Leicestershire and Rutland area, although rarely there may be times when we may negotiate with you about completing assessments in other parts of the country. We are aware of the challenging nature of working in adult social care and encourage a flexible working pattern that promotes resilience and a positive work/ life balance for our core staff across a Monday- Friday working week; we proactively support mobile working and are happy to discuss this further with the right candidate.
Ideally you will be an experienced BIA however we are happy to encourage applications from all levels of BIA experience from both diverse backgrounds and core professions. We encourage applications from all core BIA disciplines of Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Psychology.
Other additional tasks will include supporting our duty and triage function on a rota basis or as agreed with the Service Managers and supporting students as appropriate. Ongoing training and support relevant to this role (including Safeguarding Adults) will be given.
  • Core professional qualification in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing or as a registered Psychologist (as well as current registration with your professional body, i.e. HCPC/ NMC etc)
  • Best Interest Assessor Professional qualification
  • Current professional registration
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check.
For informal enquires please contact DOLS Service Managers Neil Parry on (0116) 3056646 (email: neil.parry@leics.gov.uk), or Leah Philbin on (0116) 3051550 (email: Leah.philbin@leics.gov.uk)
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk

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