Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team

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DoLs Coordinator, Ref: 50065183

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team, County Hall and Agile Working Locations

Grade 6, £19,945 to £21,166 per annum

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50065183

Closing Date: 10/07/2020

Interview Date: 22/07/2020

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent 


These are exciting times on the Isle of Wight within the Adult Social Care Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Team, as we are in the process of expanding and are looking for a further DoLS Coordinator who is enthusiastic and can support the Team in their work.


The Isle of Wight Council has a range of responsibilities under DoLS and the Mental Capacity Act as a Supervisory Body and this post will support the DoLS Team in managing and developing systems that ensure the Council’s duties are effectively discharged.


The duties will include managing enquiries, referrals and allocation for assessments and authorisations of DoLS requests; developing and maintaining IT systems to support this day to day work; and the collection and analysis of data for both local and national data returns. 


Knowledge of the relevant legislation within Adult Social Care is essential and with the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 and the Liberty Protection Safeguards due to be implemented the Coordinators role will be key to introducing new processes to enable the team to adapt to the introduction of this new framework.


Applicants should have a wide experience and knowledge of using standard IT software, Maths and English at GCSE grade A-C equivalent, and excellent communication and customer service skills. You will require experience of Adult Social Care systems and developing administrative systems. You must be able to prioritise and organise tasks in a busy setting and be flexible to manage varying workloads and deadlines.

Please visit the Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development opportunities we offer.


Team IWC Values: 

- Community & Customer focused

- Effective & Efficient

- Working together

- Fair & transparent


We are proud of our commitment to offer:

- Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce

- Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their professional careers    

- Providing regular training opportunities.


We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Ginny Smith on: (01983) 821000 ext. 5946.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.