Apprentice DoLS Support Officer (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Closed for applications on 18/06/2023 23:59
National Minimum Wage for Age
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Closing date:
18 Jun
Further Information
As part of the Council’s Annual Apprenticeship Program, we have an amazing opportunity to gain work experience whilst studying towards a Level 3 Business Administration qualification. We take pride in being a great place to work, where staff are valued, trusted and supported to make a positive contribution. We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference, to serve the people of our borough, and who is committed to their own development.

A Business Administration apprenticeship provides a great opportunity for you to gain transferable skills, knowledge and behaviours to kickstart your career.
Working in our DoLS administration team, you will gain valuable experience providing professional administrative support with a unique opportunity to develop an awareness and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and the DoLS framework. It includes the processing of applications for Deprivation of Liberty, arranging mental health and best interests assessments, and ensuring assessors, signatories, care settings and other relevant people receive all necessary paperwork within the required timescales.
The team is also the point of contact for Mental Health Act assessment requests, and you will be required to provide administrative support to process incoming referrals for these assessments.
As this is an apprenticeship opportunity, you will be provided with all the training and support you need to be a success.
We are looking for someone with the following qualifications, personal attributes, skills and behaviours:
• English Language & Maths Level 2 qualifications - GCSE at Grade C / 4 or above or equivalent Level 2 Functional Skills
• IT Skills – Microsoft Office (Word & Excel)
• Communication skills- listening spoken and written
• Experience working as part of a team (this could be in a sporting, educational, work, or social setting) as well as demonstrating use of own initiative
• Organised & able to work effectively under pressure

Please outline in your personal statement in your online application how you meet this criteria.
If you are looking for a career where you can make a real difference to others, we welcome an application from you.

ABOUT OUR OFFER: We offer a competitive apprenticeship salary, paid time to attend training, generous annual leave, local government pension and access to a number of other benefits like discounts at high street and online retailers, and health & wellbeing support including access to mental wellbeing support and physiotherapy services. We are committed to supporting you throughout your apprenticeship with a dedicated mentor, and additional training & development opportunities. There is also the potential for you to secure long term employment with the Council upon completion of your qualification, and the ability to also apply for internal vacancies restricted to employees throughout your apprenticeship.

SALARY: We pay our apprentices National Minimum Wage for Age:
• Age 23 and Over: £10.42per hour - £20,103p.a.
• Age 21 to 22: £10.18per hour - £19,640p.a.
• Age 18 to 20: £7.49per hour - £14.450p.a.
• Under 18: £5.28per hour - £10,187p.a.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Natalie Shaw Development Officer (MCA DoLS) on 01642 526644 or Natalie.shaw@stockton.gov.uk

TO APPLY: Please click on the “APPLY NOW” button on the right-hand side of the North East Jobs page to complete your application. You will need to create an account with North East Jobs if you do not already have one.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’. All communication will also appear in the ‘My Messages’ section of your North East Jobs account.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.