Social Worker MHO - ABC06421

Aberdeen City Council

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  • Reference: ABC06421

Job Description

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Location: Royal Cornhill Hospital

Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Job Purpose:

To deliver a statutory social work/ care management service to service users, who have complex needs and/or are in crisis, their families and carers who are experiencing or are affected by mental illness or serious mental health problems. 

To undertake all Mental Health Officer (MHO) functions under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003 (The 2003 Act), Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (the 1995 Act) and Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act, 2000 (the 2000 Act) and all other relevant, applicable and ancillary legislation as an independent professional on behalf of Aberdeen City Council and to act as specialist consultants to a wide range of others.

These functions will be carried out together or separately as required.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Professional Social Work qualification BA in Social work, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent

SSSC Registration


MHO registration

The post holder will be expected to:

Travel as required in relation to the needs of the service.

Work in accordance with Adult, Child and Public Protection principles and procedures

Adhere to the requirements of the SSSC code of practice, council policy and procedures and all relevant legislation


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Ability to relate to, communicate and work with a wide range of professionals, service users and carers

Ability to manage risk

Interviewing and investigation skills

Assessment skills (including finance)

Ability to manage constant and often conflicting demands

Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for own practice, seeking advice and support as necessary

Commitment to providing high quality customer service

The Individual

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