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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Practice Lead

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3719
  • Published: Fri 17/05/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Practice Lead 

Flexible working encouraged

£49,083 - £52,116 per annum, plus Market Supplement attraction

Are you an experienced Best Interests Assessor ready for a new and exciting challenge? Come and join us in this new post to drive forward our ambitious and innovative strategic safeguarding, practice and workforce development agenda.

Following a reorganisation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Team, The Safeguarding Governance Team, The Workforce Development Team and the Newham Safeguarding Adult Board Business Unit, the DoLS Team and Safeguarding Adult Board Business Unit have been updated and a new Strategic Safeguarding, Practice and Workforce Development Team has been created. The new teams sit within the Safeguarding, Quality Assurance and Workforce Development Service area with strong links to Adult Social Care Operations, Provider Quality Assurance and Commissioning Teams, as well as key partners and organisations across the borough and North East London. 

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Practice Lead post is a new and exciting opportunity in the revised DoLS Team. The post will complete complex DoLS assessments as a Best Interests Assessor and will lead on the quality assurance and practice development of DoLS related activity and mental capacity practice. The post holder will be reporting to the DoLS Team Manager and play key role in supporting and leading a motivated, professional, effective service to meet Council’s statutory requirements. If you have the required skills, knowledge and experience and are passionate about developing and maintaining excellent person centred, rights based, strengths based and outcome focused practice, focused on prevention, optimising independence, safety and well-being, this could be the right post for you. Please see the attached job description and structure chart for more details.

The basic working hours for this role are 36 hours per week. Candidates should be made aware that there is a requirement to attend meetings and operate during usual business hours. London Borough of Newham has strong flexible working ethos and believes in focusing on outcomes. Through taking this approach we welcome flexible working including: a commitment to homeworking with technology to support this. 

If you would like to be considered for the post, please submit your application.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this post further, please contact Claire Solley, Director of Quality Assurance, Safeguarding and Workforce Development on Claire.Solley@newham.gov.uk or 07970201199

https://www.newham.gov.uk/downloads/file/7037/deprivation-of-liberty-safeguarding-practice-lead-jd

Structure Chart https://www.newham.gov.uk/downloads/file/7030/principal-social-worker-and-head-of-strategic-safeguarding-and-deprivation-of-liberty-safeguarding-jd

closing date: 16th June 2024

Additional Information

We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found by https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3719
  • Published: Fri 17/05/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/06/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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