Best Interest Assessor

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/03/2019 12:00
£33,136 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
South Tyneside
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Closing date:
22 Mar
Further Information

£33,136 pa

Adult Social Care is rapidly changing in South Tyneside. We are continuing our exciting journey of change which focuses on supporting our residents to live healthier lives longer, promoting independence and wellbeing, whilst delivering personalised services in partnership with them.

Working with people and their families and carers' remains a central part of what we do to ensure that they are able to make choices and decisions about their lives. Focusing upon individual outcomes; putting the person in control and making the best use of our resources are at the heart of our Adult Social Care Strategy.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Team for a suitably qualified and experienced person with a strong understanding of the Mental Capacity Act, to fulfil the dedicated role of Best Interest Assessor.

You will be required to undertake appropriate complex assessments, taking into account the views of all parties and make recommendations in line with legislation relating to authorisations and associated conditions. If successful, you will join a small but dedicated team of practitioners who work positively to promote the rights of adults within South Tyneside.

We remain committed to developing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, of openness and transparency and of inspirational leadership, grounded in our values and behaviour framework: Moving Forward Together: Our Values; Our Behaviours; Our Future.

We want to recruit people who share this aim and provide them with the training and development to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.

This is a challenging, yet rewarding position so if you are committed to adults having choice and control over their support, maximising opportunities for independence and well-being and working in partnership, then this is the job for you.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lisa Naisbet, Safeguarding Manager on (0191) 424 4081 or Jamie Scorer, Senior Practitioner on (0191) 424 4075.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit alternatively you can email or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, 22 March 2019
Shortlisting date: 26 March 2019
Interview date: 15 April 2019

Please note
This job is closed for applications.