Best Interests Assessor
Hours: 37 – job share and part-time work considered
Contract type:1 x Experienced Social Worker level and 1 x Advanced Social Worker level)
Two exciting opportunities have arisen for an Experienced Social Worker and an Advanced Social Worker (or equivalent Occupational Therapist, Nurse, or Psychologist) to join the Mental Capacity Act/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA/DoLS) Team at Swindon Borough Council. Both positions require successful completion of the Best Interests Assessors post-graduate training as essential. For the Advanced post this will require an enhanced level of skills, experience and knowledge regarding the role.
Your excellent understanding and application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in addition to your up-to-date knowledge, experience, skills, and post-graduate qualification to carry out the Best Interests Assessors role under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislative framework makes you our ideal candidate.
Your next role
The Swindon Borough Council MCA/DoLS Team not only manages all processes related to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legal framework it also provides a skilled and practical resource to the wider Adult Social Care Teams in regards to the application of the Mental Capacity Act.
For the Experienced role you will be routinely undertaking Best Interests assessments and related tasks under the direction of the Team and Assistant Team Managers.
In addition, for the Advanced role you will be undertaking more complex Best Interests assessments and related management tasks, including 1:1 supervision and overseeing/ supporting the team in undertaking other core duties, under the direction of the Team and Assistant Team Managers.
Both roles will require involvement, as required, in developing the service in the near future due to the introduction of the Liberty Protection Safeguards.
You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).
If this role suits you, please apply today.