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Goldenhill Resource Centre, Clydebank, G81 4XN
£24,271.17 - £26,150.82 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Job Description

This post is fixed term until 1st August 2024.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Community Mental Health Team at Goldenhill Resource Centre for a 2 year fixed term, full time social work assistant to join the team. The successful candidate will be able to work independently, using their own initiative. An understanding of the current pressures experienced in the Health and Social Care sector is essential as well as the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. This is a challenging and rewarding role which will require the successful candidate to work in a multi-disciplinary setting, consulting with citizens and their representatives to ensure their needs and rights are promoted while practicing within policy and legislative frameworks. It would be desirable for the individual to have some knowledge and experience of engaging with individuals experiencing mental ill health.


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Adults and Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.

Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.


The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

The Individual

WDC was voted one of the top ten flexible employers and prides itself in providing flexible working to support work life balance. In addition to this there are also additional benefits:

• Access to the Local Government pension scheme (LGPS) with an employer’s contribution of at least 19.3% and all associated benefits
• A minimum of 24 days annual leave, increasing a day each year up to 34 days as well as 8 fixed public holidays each year
• Access to employee wellbeing supports including occupational health & counselling if ever you need help and support

Now that you have read the role and what we have to offer, we would love to hear from you. Please use the application to tell us your experience, and why you are the candidate for this role.

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