Senior Practitioner (FIF14661) - FIF14661

Fife Council

  • Location: Glenrothes
  • £36,473 to £44,282 per annum, Scottish Joint Council FC 9
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: FIF14661

Job Description

Interview Date: Monday 7th October 2019

The job pack for this vacancy is attached at the bottom of the page. It provides more detailed information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

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An opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health Officer (MHO) to be based in the Mental Health Officer team based in Kirkcaldy, Fife. The team provides a service to individuals who are at risk of harm and who may require protection using statutory measures. This is a Fife wide service.

The Mental Health Officer team strives to balance the need for compulsory treatment while promoting the rights and needs of people who have mental health problems or who lack capacity.

This mainly involves using legal powers under three Acts- 


Mental Health(Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 Adults with Incapacity(Scotland) Act 2000 Adult Support and Protection(Scotland)Act 2007


We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join a team of experienced Mental Health Officers. The successful candidate will be expected to have the knowledge and experience to enable them to carry out the duties and functions of an MHO by promoting recovery within current legislative frameworks.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme. 

You are required to register with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up employment in this role and to complete the required Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) over the registration period.


The Individual

Degree in Social Work (or equivalent)

Mental Health Officer award

Experience of working as a Mental Health Officer

Knowledge of the duties and functions of a Mental Health Officer


For further information please contact: Alyson Paterson on 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 450356, or by email:

Applications must be made online at

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