Social Worker and Mental Health Officer

Argyll and Bute Council


£35,987 to £39,363 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: ARB08983

Department: Health and Social Care Partnership

Closing Date: Friday 3rd December 2021

Argyll and Bute Council are recruiting a social worker/MHO post within Mid- Argyll, Kintyre and Islay.  We welcome applications from suitably qualified and enthusiastic individuals who are looking for an exciting opportunity to join our integrated CMHT’s working across our beautiful rural locality.

The post holder will be required to undertake statutory MHO duties under mental health, incapacity and criminal justice legislation. Additionally they will undertake some care management and the council officer role for people with mental ill-health. 

Within the locality we work closely alongside our nursing/consultant colleagues who provide inpatient care and treatment  on our  local psychiatric ward.  The post holder will also be expected to liaise effectively with our community colleagues  who provide Adult, Addictions and LD services  and various community agencies and third sector groups.

Argyll and Bute has a team of supportive MHO’s throughout the county and there is a commitment to ensuring  increasing opportunity for professional development, as an MHO, within the post.

Applicants should note that:-


  • This post is suitable for job share.
  • The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013, as amended, applies to this post.
  • This post requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with adults.
  • You will be required to participate in standby or other out of hour's service arrangements, as appropriate.
  • This post requires registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).


To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is:

Jacq Osborne

Team Leader - Mental Health, MAKI

01546 604 351 


Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.


Please also note that we do not accept CV’s, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.


We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about our commitment to this please visit Equality & Diversity Policy

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