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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Referral Officer

Bracknell Forest Council
£22,911 - £27,905 + £609 LWA
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
21/06/2019 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic DoLS Referral Officer to work in our fast paced Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLs) team. Each day is never the same and you will be working with multi agencies to support the most vulnerable individuals in our community. The post holder will receive, log and progress referrals from Hospitals and Care Homes, and at times from other professionals, and will be working within the legal framework of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2009). They will gather relevant information from the referrer; co-ordinating and allocating where required professionals to undertake assessments and to oversee the referral and authorisation process. The post holder will ensure appropriate electronic records are maintained and accurate databases are kept. They will provide information and support to care home and hospitals relating to the requirements needed for the referral. The post holder will work under the guidance and support of the relevant Senior / Manager and inform of any areas of concern or risk within the system. The DOLs team is part of the Adult Social Care team in Bracknell Forest Council.  

The ability to work in a busy, fast paced environment, to have excellent communication skills and experience of working with referral systems with varied administrative processes is essential. You will need to be flexible and be able to prioritise and manage your time effectively. Experience of working within adult social care is desirable.   

We are a supportive and established team, and offer a good induction programme, regular supervision, and good opportunities for training and development. BFC offer attractive staff benefits. You will be joining a team that is committed to empowering the people we support to live the life they choose. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role please contact Charles Chisangaurwe, Best Interest Assessor on 01344 351969.



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