Mental Health Officer

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Ref no: DEE01574
Closes: Friday, 19th May 2017
Published: Friday, 5th May 2017
Location: Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street
Salary: £30,849 - £35,846 per year
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adult Social Work

Job Description

Based in Dundee House, you will work full time, 37 hours per week. We have two posts available, please indicate in your application which post(s) you are interested in. The Mental Health Officer Team delivers upon the Dundee City Council statutory responsibility under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. The Team also offers exciting opportunities to learn and develop in different areas of social work across all community care groups.


You will have a CQSW/Diploma in Social Work/CSS (with appropriate option), or equivalent, and be MHO Accredited.


You will provide an effective high quality Mental Health Officer service to individuals and families with mental health problems ensuring effective statutory requirements are met in respect of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, and Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act 1995, associated guidance and codes of practice.

The Individual

You will have a working knowledge of mental health legislation and mental health issues and experience of working with other professionals. You will also have assessment and care planning skills, the ability to assess and manage risk, strong negotiating and advocacy skills and ability to prioritise workloads and meet challenges and deadlines. You will also have the ability to use your own initiative, be flexible, motivate self and others and have a positive attitude as a team player. You will be able to travel to undertake duties the duties of this post effectively. You will be able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within a specified timescale. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by Dundee City Council.