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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Practitioner (DoLS)
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC15023
  • Published: Wed 09/09/2020, 9:38 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/09/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Practitioner (DoLS)

Job Title: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Practitioner
Location: Stevenage
Salary Range: M1 - £35,745 - £39,880pa + £6,000 relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

Job Duties:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team, which requires a full time Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Practitioner to support the Hertfordshire Supervisory Body. You will be a qualified and experienced Best Interests Assessor and as part of your role undertake complex assessments on behalf of the team. You will be required to supervise and mentor Best interests assessors and trainee Best Interests assessors. Part of the role will require you to facilitate and run forums and work with providers to increase their understanding of the DoLS process. There will be a requirement to scrutinise assessments ensuring that these meet the legal requirements for DoLS and complete authorisation papers as required. You would be joining an excellent team, receive regular supervision and will have training opportunities to keep your skills and knowledge up to date.

You will be a qualified Social Worker, Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Clinical Psychologist, with sound post-qualifying experience.  As a qualified BIA you will have an in-depth knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2009, as well as an understanding of the implications of developing case law.

You will be a confident individual, capable of using your initiative to work effectively in some difficult and challenging situations. You will have good administrative and computer skills and the ability to complete excellent reports. You will be able to work with individuals with complex needs and to make judgements in relation to their mental capacity and best interests.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Carolyn McIntosh on 01438 843800

Closing date: Sunday 20th September

Interview date: Week Beginning Monday 28th September

Benefits of Working for HCC:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes

Additional Information

Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here

English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role and a DVLA check will be required on appointment.

Application Information

How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.