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Royal Cornhill Hospital, Cornhill Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZH
£20.31 per hour
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Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Location:  Royal Cornhill Hospital 

Duration:  Relief/ Casual basis 

Job Purpose:

To deliver a statutory social work/care management service to service users, who have complex needs and/or are in crisis, their families and carers who are experiencing or are affected by mental illness or serious mental health problems.

To undertake all Mental Health Officer (MHO) functions under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003 (The 2003 Act), Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (the 1995 Act)and Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act, 2000 (the 2000 Act) and all other relevant, applicable and ancillary legislation as an independent professional on behalf of Aberdeen City Council and to act as specialist consultants to a wide range of others.

These functions will be carried out together or separately as required.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Professional Social Work Qualification (BA in Social Work or equivalent i.e. DIPSW/CQSW)

SSSC Registration

MHO Registration / MHO Qualification

PVG membership for regulated work with protected adults and children or, a willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Ability to relate to, communicate and work with a wide range of professionals, service users and carers

Ability to manage risk

Interviewing and investigation skills

Assessment skills (including finance)

Ability to manage constant and conflicting demands

Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for own practice, seeking advice and support as necessary

Commitment to providing high quality customer service

The Individual

Please see  Job Profile for further details 

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots* aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

*"New Scots" are defined as refugees and asylum seekers who are in Scottish communities and include those who have been granted refugee status or another form of humanitarian protection, people seeking asylum, those who have been refused asylum, and those whose application has been refused but who remain in Scotland.  Please note that eligibility to work in the UK is dependent on legal status and all applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK. 

Further information can be found at"

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