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Social Worker - DoLS

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 18.5 

Salary:£32,233 - Pro-Rata 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Clifton Cornerstone, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8EW 

Reference:CA0868 

Closing date:17 February 2019 at midnight 


There is one permanent position to work 18.5 hours per week in the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Team, based at Clifton Cornerstone.

The starting salary is £32,233 rising to £34,106 on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time).

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions Information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.

The DoLS team completes Best Interest assessments for citizens that may lack mental capacity to make decisions about their own care and provision. Best Interest Assessors (BIAs) within the team will liaise with the Court of Protection and other legal bodies, as well as representing the Council and department in legal hearings, in order to fulfil the Council’s legal and statutory duties under the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act.

This role is only open to applicants that have completed the ASYE (previously PQ consolidation award or Stage 1 Higher Specialist Award (Mental Health) or have substantial professional experience of working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005) and have completed the Best Interest Assessor qualification (evidence of this will be required).

The successful candidate will be expected to apply advanced knowledge of a wide range of policies in reflective evidence based practice, and manage and prioritise a complex caseload effectively. They will perform duty and triaging tasks as well as performing the full duties of a Best Interests Assessor, while maintaining a person-centred approach to their work.

Essential Requirements

  1. CQSW/ CSS/ Dip SW, Degree Qualification, BIA Qualification and HCPC Registration;

  2. Knowledge and experience of relevant social care legislation and Government Guidance;

  3. Experience of leading on (and completing) assessments of need with minimal supervision, including the most complex/contentious of cases without supervision;

  4. Ability to present complex and contentious cases to case review meetings and to represent the Authority in court, acting as lead witness and providing support to less experienced colleagues and witnesses.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check against the Children and Adults Barred List.

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification, which is attached further down on this page. For informal enquiries please contact the Business Performance Team on Tel: 0115 8764900 or Email: asc.vacancies@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk

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There is one permanent position to work 18.5 hours per week in the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Team, based at Clifton Cornerstone.

The starting salary is £32,233 rising to £34,106 on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time).

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions Information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.

The DoLS team completes Best Interest assessments for citizens that may lack mental capacity to make decisions about their own care and provision. Best Interest Assessors (BIAs) within the team will liaise with the Court of Protection and other legal bodies, as well as representing the Council and department in legal hearings, in order to fulfil the Council’s legal and statutory duties under the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act.

This role is only open to applicants that have completed the ASYE (previously PQ consolidation award or Stage 1 Higher Specialist Award (Mental Health) or have substantial professional experience of working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005) and have completed the Best Interest Assessor qualification (evidence of this will be required).

The successful candidate will be expected to apply advanced knowledge of a wide range of policies in reflective evidence based practice, and manage and prioritise a complex caseload effectively. They will perform duty and triaging tasks as well as performing the full duties of a Best Interests Assessor, while maintaining a person-centred approach to their work.

Essential Requirements

  1. CQSW/ CSS/ Dip SW, Degree Qualification, BIA Qualification and HCPC Registration;

  2. Knowledge and experience of relevant social care legislation and Government Guidance;

  3. Experience of leading on (and completing) assessments of need with minimal supervision, including the most complex/contentious of cases without supervision;

  4. Ability to present complex and contentious cases to case review meetings and to represent the Authority in court, acting as lead witness and providing support to less experienced colleagues and witnesses.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check against the Children and Adults Barred List.

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification, which is attached further down on this page. For informal enquiries please contact the Business Performance Team on Tel: 0115 8764900 or Email: asc.vacancies@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk