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Best Interest Assessor - Admin

  • Location

    Cheshire East

  • Sector:

    Admin & Clerical

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  • Salary:

    £16 - £19 per hour

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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  • Expiry date:


The Best Interest Assessor will be employed to carry out statutory independent assessment duties as defined by the Mental Capacity Act. The Social Worker - Best Interest Assessor will be accountable to the Mental Capacity Act Coordinator and the Supervisory Body


  • Undertake Best Interest Assessments for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) process within legal timeframes
  • Undertake a consultative role, based on developing skills, experience and expertise in order that best practice and understanding of DOLS is achieved in other professionals

  • Ensure practice and procedures are compliant with regulations, Mental Capacity Act and in line with the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice

  • Act as a resource for care home/hospital settings

  • To contribute to the efficient and effective management of Adult Safeguarding Unit by ensuring cases are managed within framework and timeframes

Applicants Must:

Experience of educating, training and mentoring staff - Essential

Experience of working to adult levels - Essential

Substantial experience of assessment and management - Desirable

Experience of working alongside multi-disciplinary colleagues - Desirable

Experience of completing Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards Authorisation assessments - Desirable


Sound knowledge of IT and computer systems such as Microsoft word - Essential

Excellent communication skills - Desirable

Excellent motivational skills both personal and with others - Desirable

Good Team Worker - Desirable

Able to organise and prioritise - Desirable

Ability to critically appraise and identify opportunities for improvement - Desirable

Excellent 'crisis management' skills - Desirable

Able to take the lead in high risk situations - Desirable

Ability to cope with change and assist others in same - Desirable

Aware of and fully participate in good anti-discriminatory


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