Mental Capacity Act Practice Lead
Devon County Council
This post is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of developing rights based practice. The application of the Mental Capacity Act remains pivotal across all aspects of adult social care practice.
Managed by the Principal Social Worker, the MCA Practice Lead will also work closely with the Principal Occupational Therapist and DoLS Lead / Service Manager. This means you will be offered excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.
We are committed to continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career.
Working in adult social care
We have an excellent reputation in adult social care. A recent peer review described the team as “the jewel in our crown”, commenting:
“Staff are proud to work for Devon County Council; are positive and motivated and genuinely care about the people they support – we saw this time and again. Your adult social care structure has clear focus on integration, safeguarding, quality, prevention, with strong voluntary sector co-ordination.”
As an adult social care worker at Devon County Council, you will be working with and alongside our community health and social care teams, hospital discharge teams and safeguarding teams, as well as others, to ensure the protection and safety of vulnerable adults.
We are responsible for strategic commissioning and delivery of services to adults with mental health needs; those with complex learning and physical disabilities, long-term conditions, and carers supporting these people.
The teams have excellent working relationships with the wider multidisciplinary teams that include mental health and community health teams, and a strong voluntary sector.
Our approach to assessment and support planning aims to enable and empower people to make choices about where and how they live and how we meet their support needs.
Our integrated way of working means that joining us, you’ll benefit from a supportive working environment with a comprehensive range of resources at your fingertips.
Our career pathways will take you from an unqualified role, support you to gain your social work degree, provide you with a structured assessed and supported year in practice into social work and on to team management roles.
To find out more visit our Devon social work Facebook page.
Why I enjoy Working for Devon
people are estimated to have dementia by 2026
people are predicted to have a common mental health problem
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