Mental Health Officer - ABC07502

Aberdeen City Council


£20.31 to £23.34 per hour G14 Full Time Contact: Please see description Reference: ABC07502

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Location:  Various in Aberdeen

Duration:  Various posts

The Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership (ACHSCP) are a caring partnership working together with our communities to enable people to achieve fulfilling and healthier lives. We are looking to invest in highly motivated individuals who can take us forward on our journey to embed our vision and support people in our communities to be independent and resilient. As part of our ongoing recruitment drive, we are looking for skilled workers with a social work background to embark upon an exciting journey within our service.

We have a range of social work roles across adult services, with permanent and fixed term positions available and we have opportunities in mental health, older adults and learning disabilities.

We value flexibility, adaptability & commitment. Successful candidates will join a team of individuals open to change & innovation as we strive to strengthen Social Work services in Aberdeen.

For more information please contact Louise Officer ( or Tracey McMillan (

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 or equivalent i.e. DIPSW/CQSW)

SSSC Registration

MHO Registration / MHO Qualification

PVG membership for regulated work with protected adults and children or  a willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made


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 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

Please see  Job Profile for further details 

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

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