Community Care Solicitor or Legal Executive +3 years PQE or relevant pre-qualification experience

Salary: £Depending on PQE and/or level of experience

This role will assist the Private Client Team with all community care queries as well as building up the community care offering externally. It will be considered on a full or part time basis.

Experience required:

Strong knowledge of health and social care law, to include but not limited to:
Care Act Assessments
•    Advising on the assessments of social care needs of adults under the Care Act 2014 at home or in care homes
•    Reviewing refusals by local authorities to assess individuals and/or provide care and support
•    Advising on how needs can be met and disputing the level of support/ways in which support is provided
•    Advising on challenging the use of reviews to cut care packages
Financial Assessments & Charging
•    Advising on how care can be funded and organised, such as supported living, shared lives schemes or residential care.
•    Issues relating to direct payments and personal budgets
Continuing Healthcare/ NHS Funded Care
•    Advising on eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding
•    Challenging the withdrawal and any changes to NHS CHC
Court of Protection
•    Health and Welfare lay deputyship applications (advantageous but not essential)
•    Assisting in the reviewing draft Education and Healthcare and Social Plans (EHCP) to ensure all statutory funding is applied for (advantageous but not essential)

Essential attributes:
Ability and drive to develop and grow a community care practice

Preferred attributes:
Experience in advocacy work and caseload in both areas of Law
Demonstrable commitment to teamwork and leadership potential
Track record of developing a caseload and client care skills
Positive ‘can-do’ attitude
Familiarity with Case Management systems
The willingness to help others and go that extra mile


Application form

Equal opportunities

Please note this information is optional and will be removed from your application form before pre-selection and is used solely for monitoring purposes.

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