DoLS Mental Health Assessor (Section 12 Doctor) #RQ1259944

Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

The following is essential criteria:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

Mental Health Assessors required in the North Yorkshire area What qualifications do DoLS mental health assessors have? Mental health assessors must first of all meet the regulatory requirements of the MCA DoLS Regulations 2008.

They must be medical doctors experienced in mental health: either approved under section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (preferred), or be registered medical practitioners with at least three years’ post-registration experience in the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorder, such as GPs with a special interest and be registered with the GMC.

Experience – DoLS mental health assessors should have extensive psychiatric experience and may have worked in old age psychiatry, care homes settings and should be familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorder and how this may impair mental capacity.

Expectations – They must complete annual refresher training that satisfies the supervisory body of their fitness to continue to practice as a mental health assessor. They must complete their assessments in a timely manor and ensure that the deadline for these to be completed is met.

Key Role Descriptors:

To work to provide direct support for service users and their families in accordance with statutory responsibilities and local and national policies and procedures in order to secure positive outcomes for the citizen.

To work with City Council colleagues, partner agencies and stakeholders to effectively manage and plan for present and future risk situations through safeguarding and other protective measures.

To assess and plan person-centred packages to meet the individual needs of service users to promote their independence.

To develop and manage a relationship to support service users and their families in line with statutory obligations through complex decision making to allow service users to access improved future opportunities.

In conjunction with partner agencies and stakeholders, effectively assess and plan service users’ individual needs to ensure positive outcomes for Manchester residents.

To develop positive and effective solutions in all aspects of service delivery and engagement, focusing on the quality of outcomes for service users.

To efficiently maintain accurate and appropriate records in accordance with statutory targets and City Council, local and national policy and procedures to evidence achievement of service targets and improvements in delivery.

What's on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children's
  • Social Work England registration.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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