Best Interest Assessor/Social Worker – Safeguarding Team

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Best Interest Assessor/Social Worker - Safeguarding Team
Interim Position

Telford & Wrekin (HQ) TCL TW17397

Posted: 2nd April 2024 14:21
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  • Pay Rate:

    £26.15 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Interim Best Interest Assessor/Social Worker - Safeguarding Team

Reference no: Telford & Wrekin (HQ) TCL TW17397

Pay Rate: £26.15 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Social Worker to undertake DoLS/BIA assessments. Primary to undertake assessments to determine whether applications made to deprive a person of their liberty are in the person’s best interest and meet the legal intention as outlined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2009.

The work will be fast paced and challenging with an expectation that assessments will be person centred and completed to a high standard as required by the Council. The successful candidate will be involved in the ongoing development of the team, attend statuary and informal training, receive regular peer and 1:1 supervision and be part of a supportive and forward thinking team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake complex, holistic, person-centred assessments, care and support planning and reviews of people and carers with a range of complex needs, working within an integrated team using a multi-disciplinary framework.
  • Expert understanding of the legal social care framework and all relevant policies and procedures.
  • Undertake the legal and statutory duties of the post as required by the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and any other relevant legislation.
  • Provide a person-centred service which enables people to optimise and maximise their abilities, by utilising a strengths-based model and whole family approach to all interventions.
  • Support people to maintain their independence, within their homes and by utilising support in the local community and their own personal networks.
  • Pro-actively support and work collaboratively with health colleagues to ensure people receive the required health and social care support within the community, are discharged from hospital within agreed timeframes with appropriate support mechanisms in place, prevent hospital admission and pro-actively work with the principles of admission avoidance.
  • Manages the allocation of resources required to maintain independence through the use of Personal Budgets and explores all options that are available to people.
  • Develop and maintain high professional standards, within your role and service and promote integrated working methods within the service.
  • Take the lead in representing your team in working groups to develop service and practice improvements.
  • Actively contribute to maintaining quality standards, and ensure self and staff development is maintained.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Qualified social worker
  • BIA qualification
  • Registered with the SWE/SCW


  • Have a good understanding of current law around Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent record writing skills and be competent with IT
  • Able to work in a timely manner


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Job Ref: Telford & Wrekin (HQ) TCL TW17397
Best Interest Assessor/Social Worker - Safeguarding Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Telford & Wrekin (HQ) TCL TW17397
Best Interest Assessor/Social Worker - Safeguarding Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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