Best Interest Assessor

  • Location

    Luton, Bedfordshire

  • Sector:

    Public Sector

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  • Salary:

    Up to £28.00 per hour + Umbrella

  • Contact:

    Sarah Abney

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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OneTrue are recruiting for a committed Best Interest Assessor to work full time within the Adult Safeguarding Team based in Luton. The ideal applicant will have previous experience working in the same or a similar service, be very dedicated, personable and willing to contribute positively to the team and service to ensure the best and most appropriate outcomes are delivered. Applicants must have previous experience working with UK statutory services and hold valid HCPC registration.


The pay rate for this BIA role is £28.00 (Umbrella Company) per hour and is an ongoing contract.


Choose OneTrue for the market leading locum package

* Free DBS and compliance service

* Access to roles first increasing chances of selection for interview

* Discounted FCSA Umbrella company rates (£10 per timesheet) available

* Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK

* "Placement Continuity Bonus" of £250 per 500 hours worked

* "Referral Bonus" £250 for each referral you make that achieves 100 hours in placement through OneTrue


Requirements of the BIA

* Degree or equivalent in social work

* Current HCPC registration

* Must have extensive BIA experience with excellent references.


Specific Role Information

Luton Borough Council currently require an excellent assessment skilled BIA Assessor - FULL TIME 37 hours per week.


Please submit with an example of an anonymised assessment - any submissions without will be rejected.

The BIA's will be Social Workers with a BIA qualification which will need to be attached to their application.


The BIA's will be Social Workers with a BIA qualification which will need to be attached to their application.

Candidates will need to be flexible in terms of travel and so must be a car user as the role is specifically to carry out DOLS (Deprivation of Liberty) Assessments.

The contract duration is for 3 months with the potential to extend.


Pay rate:

£28ph Ltd

£23.45ph PAYE


Must have COP experience to apply to the Court of Protection


Woking closely with adults within the Borough of Luton, you will fulfil the duties and responsibilities of Best Interest Assessor (BIA) / Court of Protection (CoP) Social Worker in the Adult Safeguarding Team, completing comprehensive person centred assessments to a high standard in determining whether applications made by Managing Authorities to deprive a person of their liberty meet the legal criterion and are in the person's best interests, as outlined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Code of Practice and subsequent case law.


Undertake the role of the BIA / CoP Social Worker in line with legislation, case law and local policy, completing all supporting assessments within statutory timescales, as outlined within the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). Obtaining, evaluating and analysing complex evidence and differing views and weighing them appropriately in decision making, you will identify and action a proposed deprivation of liberty, assessing whether or not this is within best interest and submit relevant reports to the Supervisory Body or Court of Protection.



The BIA vacancy is managed by Sarah Abney; if you are interested in applying for this position, please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.