DoLS Mental Health Assessor #RQ1246348

Job Description

The following is essential criteria, please do not apply without:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

1 off assessment in Portsmouth area, asap start.

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.

Purpose of the Service

The purpose of the Service is to carry out the following Mental Health Assessments;

– Mental Health; and

– Eligibility.

The Mental Health Assessments are required to meet the Council’s statutory obligations under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and associated Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

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

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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