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Connecting Talent to opportunity

Best Interest Assessor


Job Description:

Best Interest Assessor needed in Exeter £35.00 ph ref:8089112544313

This role will involve:

  • To safeguard children and young people and adults at risk.
  • To take a strengths-based approach, which seeks to be inclusive, anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive, and support others to adopt that approach.
  • To gather information from service users, informal networks and other agencies to analyse, summarise and evaluate the information to provide a holistic assessment of needs, balancing risk and protective factors.
  • To formulate and produce outcome-focused plans with clear aims and objectives (within the context of managing risk), and support others to do so.
  • To maintain case records, keeping them up to date and to provide concise and accurate information about a service user’s circumstances and plans. Make use of IT systems provided by the Service, complying with policy and procedures.
  • To manage a workload of complex cases and organise work activities; taking into account the need to prioritise tasks and responsibilities, working to timescales and meeting national and local performance expectations.

Ideally candidates will have:

  • Experience and ability to demonstrate working as a registered social worker in line with the “Social Worker” level in the PCF
  • Relevant professional social work qualification recognised by the regulatory body
  • Satisfactory completion of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • Registration with the regulatory body, Social Work England
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • DBS check

If you are interested in the role, please email your CV to [email protected] quoting the reference number


Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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  • Job Type

    Temporary, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Social Services

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