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Best Interest Assessor

Job Title: Best Interest Assessor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Staffordshire
Salary: £21.55 - 21.55 per hour
REF: LMHC38475
Contact Name: Liam Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Best Interest Assessor. You will be working in Stoke for the council.

Monday - Friday

Temp Contract

Pay rates negotiable

Job Purpose

  • Undertake the role of the BIA / CoP Social Worker in line with legislation, case law and local policy, completing all supporting assessments within statutory timescales, as outlined within the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). Obtaining, evaluating and analysing complex evidence and differing views and weighing them appropriately in decision making, you will identify and action a proposed deprivation of liberty, assessing whether or not this is within best interest and submit relevant reports to the Supervisory Body or Court of Protection.

  • Monitor, and support ASC Community Teams to monitor practice, to ensure recommended conditions are adhered to in accordance with legislation and case law, undertaking timely reviews and / or renewals of existing DoLS and CoP authorisation’s, ensuring appropriate contact and communication is maintained with Managing Authorities.

  • Maintain comprehensive and accurate case records, producing high quality reports and correspondence for a variety of audiences, including but not limited to, court, meetings, panels, conferences and other agencies.

  • Take accountability of decisions and judgements made in carrying out the duties of the role, presenting cases at legal hearings and exercising the appropriate use of independence, authority and autonomy, using it to inform practice, together with consultation and supervision.

  • Make appropriate recommendations regarding the appointment of Relevant Persons Representative in line with legislation and to escalate any objection cases to the Court of Protection in line with case law.

  • Demonstrate through your practice a strong commitment and comprehensive understanding of mental capacity, deprivation of liberty and safeguarding, including critical reflection and analysis of challenging cases, changing contexts at local and national levels, awareness of current issues and evidence based practice research. You will use this knowledge to provide professional support, education, advice and guidance to staff across various agencies and members of the public.

  • Assist the Specialist DoLS Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner in helping staff to develop skills and expertise in the areas of mental capacity, deprivation of liberty and safeguarding, providing coaching and mentoring to social care staff, as requested.

  • Maintain efficient and reliable liaison with other statutory and voluntary agencies, as well as Council departments, having particular regard to effective working relationships in ensuring Managing Authorities are aware of their responsibilities in ensuring no person is deprived of their liberty without lawful authorisation.

4Recruitment Services is a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers and HealthCare Professionals. We offer:

  • An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
  • HCPC certified complimentary training
  • 24 hour one on one specialist social work consultant based within your geographical area
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Liam Murphy on