Senior Practitioner Best Interests Assessor
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 482
  • Published: Wed 07/04/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 22/04/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Senior Practitioner Best Interests Assessor

Specialist Senior Practitioner Best Interests Assessor

1 permanent post.

Salary Range: Scale P04 - £40,869 to £43,860 pa 

Newham is a diverse borough with a young and vibrant population. There are over 270,190 Adults in the borough, coming from all corners of the world and serves one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse communities in the UK where over 100 different languages are spoken. This makes Newham an exciting and interesting place to work.

We are looking for One Qualified Best Interest Assessor with demonstrable recent experience of carrying out complex assessments. This is a permanent position. In addition, there is a possibility of a second short term temporary position for appointable candidates.

You will need to have extensive experience of BIA practice, working with people from a range of client groups including learning disabilities, mental health, brain injury and dementia. A comprehensive understanding of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards process and the impact of recent legislation is required, along with a flexible approach and a willingness to travel to undertake assessments.

Job Description

The successful candidate will provide a specialist best interests assessment service in line with the legal requirements of the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of liberty Safeguards carrying out complex and detailed assessments of vulnerable adults in care homes and hospitals and in other settings to determine whether they are being deprived of their liberty and if so whether this in their best interests.

They will work with the Team Manager Mental Capacity Act to ensure the efficient operational management of the MCA DOLS service and the delivery of high quality, responsive, and safe best interests assessments.

Additional Information

We are able to offer you the following benefits:

A competitive starting salary.

A supportive team working environment with regular supervision

Access to a wide range of formal and informal CPD activities underpinned by a performance appraisal scheme and career progression pathway.

An annual appraisal linking your learning and development needs.

Subsidised leisure passes

Generous annual leave allowance

Local Government pension scheme

Access to smarter working / flexible working

Latest technology by way of Mobile phones and laptops

For an informal discussion about the role please contact or telephone 020 3373 3934

Closing date: 22/04/2021 at 23:59

Interviews are on 30th April 2021

Please view Specialist Senior Practitioner Best Interests Assessor JD

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your CV and a supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role (we will not accept standalone CV’s).

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