Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months
Are you a qualified Best Interest Assessor, who is passionate about protecting the rights of vulnerable people to make their own decisions? Could you determine what is in someone’s Best Interests even when they are putting themselves at risk? Would you feel confident in challenging established professional viewpoints? Do you enjoy navigating complex work and systems, in relation to people’s Human Rights? If this sounds like you, the Mental Capacity & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA & DoLS) Team has an exciting opportunity for a full time Best Interest Assessor.
It is an exciting time to become part of the MCA & DoLS team, with the opportunity to use your knowledge and passion to be involved in team development, building new ways of working and best practice in MCA & DoLS, as we move towards the new Code of Practice and implementation of LPS.
You should possess good working knowledge of the relevant legislation, guidance and process and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You must be a qualified Best Interests Assessor and have an active social work, nurse, occupational therapist, or psychologist registration. Please see the attached job description for further information about this role.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
For an informal discussion, please contact either Circe Lewis, MCA & DoLS Manager on 07824 604909, or Kirsten Collins (Senior) 07825 453740, or Claudine Edwards (Senior) on 07881 267452.
Anticipated interview date: Week Commencing Monday 13 February 2023
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.