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Best Interest Assessor

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
19/05/2021 12:00
£33,782 - £35,745 per annum
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Seafield House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar TS10 1SR
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
19 May

Further information

This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

The Adults & Communities Directorate consists of four strands, Adult Social Care, Community Development, Public Health and Environment. Our aims are to continue to provide essential and highly valued services and to build capacity to enable local communities to make lasting change, improve quality of life and prosperity. As a directorate we lead on developing a culture of co-operation and co-production, respecting and nurturing the skills and talents of local people and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

We are looking to recruit a Best Interest Assessor to our Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards team as a primary BIA, this is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic, enthusiastic, supportive and fast paced environment which is positively responding to the demands and requirements of current legislation and developments ahead of the introduction of Liberty Protection Safeguards legislation to work. It Is an opportunity to support and develop the embedding of the new legislation in to practitioners and external agencies practice to preserve the rights of vulnerable individuals.

The post holder will work within the required statutory frameworks and caselaw, and will ensure that all assessments and authorisations are completed in a timely manner, following the correct processes and work with individuals, carers and many professionals to preserve the rights of vulnerable adults. The post holder will have a sound working knowledge and understanding of the Human Rights legislation and MCA & DoLS and how these are applied in practice.

Please ensure you refer to the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Person Specification when completing your application as they are used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like further information about the posts please contact the Professional AMHP / LPS lead Scott Boyd on 01642 771 685.

The council holds ambassador status for the North East Better Health at Work Award.

We offer very attractive terms and conditions of employment, including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working hours (where appropriate), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to numerous other salary sacrifice schemes and staff benefits/discounts, including a lease car scheme.

The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.

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