Social Care Lead Officer

Sandwell, West Midlands
£35,745 - £40,876 per annum
24 Jun 2021
28 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full time

The deprivation of liberty safeguarding team have an excellent opportunity for an experienced, qualified Social Worker to support the management of the Deprivation of Liberty work, thus experience in Best Interest Assessment/DoLS practice is essential. You will work core hours to support deprivation of liberty assessments relating to Sandwell residents.

We are a busy team that requires you to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and guidance, having applied and have experience of safeguarding procedures in your practice.  

You will have the confidence to deal with challenging and complex social and family situations, drawing on research evidence to support the scrutiny of Best Interest Assessments that have been completed before applying your rational in evidenced based decision making. 

You will have knowledge, emotional intelligence and authority to work holistically with other professionals and partners.  Therefore, having the ability to demonstrate effective partnership working is key and essential to this role.

This role is challenging, demanding and rewarding and will require you to have the ability to intervene, using legal powers when applicable, for the protection of adults acting accordingly to any recommendations made in the best interest of the relevant person. 

You will primarily work to the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard legislation.  

We will offer you support on a one to one basis, supervision, development, and generous annual leave, in addition we have an excellent employee benefit package that includes health and wellbeing, car and cycling schemes, discounts on high street stores to name a few.

You will be registered with Social Work England and hold a Social Work, Dip HE SW, CQSW or equivalent. 

An Enhanced DBS is required for this role.

Recruitment Schedule:

Closing date: Monday 28th June 2021

Interviews : Week commencing Monday 12th July 2021

Our Values; TrustUnity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

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