Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Administrator

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£26,025 - £34,479
Posted
08 Jun 2021
Closes
23 Jun 2021
Ref
randw/TP/17402/2889
Contract Type
Contract

The Role

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Team in the Adults Social Services Department is looking to fill a secondment/fixed term post for a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Administrator to begin as soon as possible until 31st March 2023.

DOLS provides a legal framework for service users who lack capacity to be deprived of their liberty for the purpose of care and treatment whilst in Care Homes / Hospitals. Administrators play a key part in the processing of DOLS referrals received as they triage information, communicate with providers, assessors and members of the public, complete Mosaic workflows as well as other general administrative duties. The role is challenging, varied and interesting.

The successful individual will have a ‘can do’ attitude, have experience using Microsoft Office, be able to work independently and flexibly and be able to organise and prioritise their own workload to meet deadlines.

This role will suit someone who is a strong team player, has attention to detail/accuracy and wants to provide an excellent service for Richmond and Wandsworth service users. This is a full-time post (36 hours), there is the possibility for flexibility around start times.

If you would like more information please contact Heather Johnson, Senior DOLS Administrator via Heather.Johnson@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or 07773 576073.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  23rd June 2021

Shortlisting Date: 24th June 2021

Interview Date: 28th June 2021

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Internal Applications

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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