Social Worker (Mental Health Officer)

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Ref no: ERN01271
Closes: Sunday, 24th September 2017
Published: Friday, 8th September 2017
Location: Barrhead Health & Social Care Centre, 213 Main Street, Barrhead, East Renfrewshire
Salary: £31,334 - £35,312 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: East Renfrewshire Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adults and Children Social Work


As an integrated learning disability team we are part of the wider Health and Social Care partnership based in the Barrhead Health and Care Centre. We are focused on promoting independence within our care group and alongside the wider organization are embarking on exciting times using the ‘Just Enough Support’ model, having good conversations with people and helping them identify their outcomes and achieve their aspirations.


We are looking for a highly motivated Mental Health Officer to be initially based within our team to progress a number of cases through a range of Statutory Interventions.  This is to meet the current demands of the service in line with our wider personalisation agenda.


Following this piece of work you will continue within the wider Mental Health Team working alongside a committed, motivated and highly skilled multi-disciplinary team and as such will participate in the duty rota and care management.


We have developed our approach to assessment and care management within an integrated HSCP and to support us we are looking for a motivated individual with experience of promoting independence and personalisation alongside current ideas and legislative frameworks.  You will have sound knowledge of assessment and care management, have practiced extensively under the relevant legislation and work in a person centered manner, which will be fully embedded in your practice. You will be confident in managing risk and looking for innovative ways to promote independence and link people into the local community.



The successful candidate will be required to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or be eligible for registration from commencement of employment.


If you are not currently registered with SSSC you will commence employment as a Social Work Assistant (Grade 7 - £21,990 to £24,070) until full registration is obtained.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  It is an offence therefore to apply if you are barred from working with children and protected adults. 

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