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Independent Best Interest Assessors and section 12 Doctors

Swansea Council is looking for Independent Best Interest Assessors and section 12 doctors to complete assessments for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team. You would be working on a self-employed basis and we will pay you a per assessment fee of £150 for best interest assessors to complete the Form 3 and £180 for section 12 doctors to complete the Form 3a and 4. We do not pay mileage.

Post title: Independent Best Interest Assessors 
Directorate/department: Social Services

Further information

You will need excellent interpersonal and report writing skills. You will need access to a laptop and phone. 

You will be able to work flexibly and complete as many assessments as fits in with your other commitments each week. In return you will have access to legal updates and internal training and will be supported by an experienced and knowledgeable DoLS team. 

To be a best interest assessor you must have completed a recognised best interest assessor training course and be registered with Social Care Wales.

Doctors will need to be section 12 approved. 

Both Best Interest Assessors and section 12 doctors must be insured in respect of any liabilities that might arise in connection with carrying out the role and have a valid Disclosure and Barring Service certificate. 

For further information please email: or for an informal chat please ring 07810 506 175.

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