Mental Health Social Worker

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team, Wilfred Spencer Centre, Whitaker Road, Coventry, CV5 9JE
£30,756 - £37,107 per annum
11 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Are you a dynamic Social Worker and Best Interest Assessor (BIA)? Do you have knowledge of the care planning process, experience in completing health and social care assessments and working with vulnerable adults?

We are offering exciting opportunities for two Best Interest Assessors in the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Team at Coventry City Council. The role will involve working in a timely manner to complete Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments for people who lack the capacity to make decisions about their care arrangements.

You’ll need:

• A qualification in Social Work and a qualification as a BIA.
• Current registration with the HCPC.
• Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Mental Health Act, Care Act and Data Protection Act.
• An understanding of assessment models, case management and reviewing processes.
• High level of organisational skills.
• Excellent communication skills, including written and IT skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills.

About us

You will be based within the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team, within Adult Social Care, part of the People Directorate. You will work as part of a supportive team of dedicated social workers / BIA’s. You will have regular supervision, the opportunity to attend quarterly BIA forums, annual legal updates and ongoing professional development and training. You will also have the opportunity to agile work from home and from our new flagship office in Friargate.

Coventry is a growing, vibrant, multicultural city. We are the UK City of Culture 2021 and home to two top performing universities and to world leading manufacturers.

Working Pattern

37 hours per week

Interview Date

2 November 2018


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition

Key Requirements

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

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Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specifcation.pdf

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