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Senior Best Interest Assessor – London

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Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: London Newham
Reference: NewhamBIA
Salary: £250 per day

iPeople SC Solutions is currently recruiting for Senior Best Interest Assessor to work for our client based in London.

London Borough of Newham – Senior Best Interest Assessor 

Rate: £35 umbrella (£250 per day)

  • Duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension for the right candidate)
  • Hybrid working 
  • On-site Assessments (Hospitals / Care homes / Re-habilitation Centres etc.)
  • Preferable own mode of Transport (mileage will be covered)

Are you an experienced, registered Social Worker/ Occupational Health, with Best Interest Assessor qualification who is passionate about protecting Human Rights of adults at risk and residents in optimising the safety, well being and quality of life of residents? An exciting opportunity has arisen to the post of Senior Best Interests Assessor within DoLS Team, Safeguarding, Quality, and Workforce Development service area.

The DoLS Service manages London Borough of Newham’s statutory responsibilities in relation to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This includes ensuring practice improvement in the area of Consent, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, arranging the required professional assessments, dealing with any challenges or complaints as well as managing increasing numbers of legal challenges to The Court of Protection for individuals where there is an objection to any Standard Authorisation.

The Senior Best Interests Assessor conducts assessments and reviews under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to assess mental capacity for relevant decisions and establish if a person is being deprived of their liberty and ensure decisions made are in their best interests. Utilising expertise to obtain, evaluate and analyse complex evidence and differing views to arrive at robust decisions.

Part of this role is to provide quality assurance of assessments completed under the legislation to ensure timely authorisation. This will involve addressing practice issues to ensure person centred and legally compliant practice based on evaluation and analysis of complex evidence. Ensuring detailed record keeping, clarity and professional reasoning in reports to meet legal requirements and professional standards.

If you are interested in this position, please apply with your CV.

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