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Vacancy Details

Social Worker

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Grade I SCP 31- 35 £33,799 to £37,849 per annum
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/11/2019 at 23:58 PM
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

1 x 36-hour permanent Social Work post

Adult Social Care - (DoLS Team)

Sefton Council Adult Social Care department are looking to recruit 1 permanent Social Worker, to join the DoLS team. This is a unique opportunity for a Social Worker who would like to support ASC department in meeting our statutory responsibilities.

The role:-

To provide comprehensive person-centred assessments on people where applications have been submitted to the local authority to consider authorising a deprivation within hospital, care home or community settings.   This will be in line with the DoLs Code of Practice. The focus will be on completing these assessments in a timely manner to support the increase in demand following the Cheshire West Judgement 2014.

Qualification and Experience

You must be a qualified and experienced Social Worker who has achieved the Best Interest Assessor (BIA) qualification as well as being experienced in care management and court of protection applications.

Assessors will carry out DoLS assessments to help decide whether a person should be deprived of their liberty, therefore assessors should have the necessary skills and experience to take account of people’s diverse backgrounds.

Interview date 17th December 2019

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

Please fully complete the online application form.

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