Social Worker - Mental Health - EAD03164

East Dunbartonshire Council

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Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified Social Worker to join East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership’s Community Mental Health Team. The post is based within the Kirkintilloch Health and Care Centre.

You will have a recognised professional qualification in Social Work and be SSSC registered. Though not essential, an accredited Mental Health Officer qualification is desirable.

Our Community Mental Health Social Work Team is, integrated and consists of para professional staff, Social Workers/Mental Health Officers who are co-located with Health professionals within an integrated building providing the full range of adult mental health, social work and health services.

The Community Mental Health social work team provides a full range of social care services to adults with mental health issues providing a responsive, flexible and recovery focussed interventions and agreed planned outcomes.

Transitions based work and the promotion of personalised services to young adults who meet our eligibility criteria and their families are central to our approach alongside assessment and care management responsibilities across social work services.

You will need to demonstrate a clear knowledge of generic Adult Services Legislation, an understanding of the relationships between statutory duties and local authority responsibilities and how this impacts and affects service delivery.

This is an exciting opportunity offering a varied and diverse range of experience across all aspects of social work within mental health services within an integrated team.

You will need to hold a full driving licence.

Enquires relating to this post can be made to Mike Hilferty, Social Work Team Manager, on 0141 232 8217







PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria

Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.

In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.

Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.

The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.



The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:
• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.

• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with
screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.

• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.

• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.

• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.

• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)

• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.

• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.

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