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Best Interests Assessor

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£39,120 - £42,137
Fixed Term
Scott House, Huntingdon
Closing date:
29 May 2022 at midnight
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 1 full time Best Interests Assessor (12-month Fixed Contract) with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.

You will be working in a dedicated and passionate team of Best Interest Assessors and will be supported by an admin team and the MCA DoLS Team Manager.

You will be assisting the Supervisory Body in its statutory role and functions which will include the screening of applications in accordance with the ADASS’s priority tool, quality assuring mental health assessors and offering shadowing/mentoring opportunities to trainee BIAs.

You will work to a high professional standard and will receive one to one supervision as week as monthly team meetings and ad hoc sessions. You will be able to access a range of training and personal development opportunities.

You will be a qualified Best Interest Assessor which means that you are either a qualified social worker, nurse or an occupational therapist or psychologist with at least two years post qualifying experience.

You will need to have excellent working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and associated legal updates. You also need to possess good all-round knowledge of Adult Social Care and related legislations such as the Mental Health Act and the Care Act.

You will work 37 hours a week and will be based at Scott House, with agile working, although the role will demand travel across the whole county and at times across neighbouring counties.

If you would like to discuss the post further then please contact DoLs Team Manager on 07765742391. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the website, please call the Helpdesk on 0300 126 7777.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation, and the communities we serve.


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