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Social Work Mental Health Team Woodlands Resource Centre Falkirk Community Hospital, FK1 5SU
£40,783 - £44,140 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

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In Falkirk we are proud and passionate about the work we do.

We are proud to have a workforce with values that promote human rights, social justice and professional integrity. We recognise the importance of diversity within our organisation that reflects the communities we serve.

We are looking for..

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for Mental Health Officers to join our Adults Service in Falkirk as an Advanced Practitioner. You will need to have experience in working with Adults (over 16) and knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance relating to Mental Health, Adult Support and Protection, AWI, Self-Directed Support and Carers, together with an ability to assess and manage risk. Due to service redesign, applications are welcomed from experienced registered Social Workers with a MHO Qualification who meet our Advanced Practitioner criteria:

  • Minimum 3 years post qualifying experience, accompanied by
  • MHO accreditation
  • Evidence of additional learning and development*, and
  • Management of Complex Cases

*commitment to undertake additional Post Graduate Qualification if required

This is based on a worker practicing at a higher level of competence derived from the accumulation of experience, level of expertise (academic and developmental) and the ability to confidently engage with situations that present greater risk and complexity. Supporting others to develop their knowledge and skills is also key to this role.

These posts are based in our Mental Health team. If selected for interview you will be asked to present evidence against the criteria that support your application.

We have a dynamic and forward-thinking workforce, who are committed to make a positive difference for people accessing services and living in our communities. Trauma informed, relationships and strengths based social work sits at the heart of our practice.

We promote a culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work. This supports our mission to be recognised as a learning organisation promoting openness, creativity, and experimentation across the workforce.

We work hard to develop our staff and expose them to a wide range of opportunities. We encourage our workforce to acquire and share knowledge, information, and resources. We nurture innovation, including service co-design that’s shaped by lived experiences and we provide freedom to try new things, to risk failure and to learn from both mistakes, and promising and good practice.

When it comes to taking care of our employees, we are proud to offer:

  • Supportive team structure
  • Time for reflective supervision
  • A culture where your voice matters and opportunities are available to shape how we work together as a team, service and across the Council and partnerships.
  • Bespoke training and a range of career development opportunities
  • Generous annual leave and mobile /flexible working supporting work life balance.
  • Competitive salaries
  • Local Government pension scheme and employee benefits and rewards scheme

The successful candidate will be required to gain/maintain PVG scheme membership.

This post is based within Woodlands Resource Centre, however you may be required to work from any other Falkirk Council premises.  If you would like more information or for an informal discussion, please contact Charlene Watson; or Ros Henderson;

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