Specialist Practitioner - Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

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Salary:£30,153.00 - £37,306.00 

Working Hours:37 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Safeguarding Adults Team, Shire Hall Complex, Gloucester - GL1 2TP 

Closing date:18 August 2017 at midnight 

About the role

Gloucestershire Safeguarding Adults team co-ordinates and leads on the Safeguarding Adults, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards agenda across partnership organisations. We are looking to recruit two qualified Best Interests Assessors to support the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Service. You will carry out assessments with adults who may be deprived of their liberty, as well as providing advice and support to professionals and managing authorities. This is a varied and challenging role and we welcome applications from enthusiastic professionals with a commitment to this fast changing area of the service.

About you

We are looking for qualified Best Interests Assessors with experience of undertaking assessments for the DoLS authorisation process.

Excellent communication skills, the ability to build sound working relationships with professionals across all relevant disciplines and a team-focused approach are all important attributes needed for this role.

We are looking to recruit to two positions.  For further information please contact Sarah Jasper - 01452 425157 or email sarah.jasper@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Interview Date - 25th September 2017.


Application Information

Gloucestershire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We value diversity in our workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

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If you have any difficulty completing the on-line application form, or require this document in another format, please contact us and we can discuss your needs and provide help.  Telephone 01452 425888, option 2 then option 1 or email ContactUs@gloucestershire.gov.uk