Lead Officer, Adult Support & Protection and Mental Health - CNS04797

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Job Description Lead Officer, Adult Support & Protection and Mental Health 37 hours per week, Permanent position £52,399 to £57,048 per annum (inclusive of £2,742 Distant Islands Allowance per annum) As Lead Officer for Adult ...

Job Description

Lead Officer, Adult Support & Protection and Mental Health

37 hours per week, Permanent position

£52,399 to £57,048 per annum (inclusive of £2,742 Distant Islands Allowance per annum)

As Lead Officer for Adult Support & Protection and Mental Health, you will set a high standard of adult protection by implementing and maintaining a system for monitoring the performance of adult support and protection services, to ensure that the Comhairle’s statutory duties and functions are effectively discharged.

You will have lead responsibility for the duties delegated by the Chief Social Work Officer, to undertake the professional social work operational lead functions in relation to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007, the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2007, the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and any subsequent relevant legislation affecting social work with adults.

As Lead Officer you will provide support to the Adult Protection Committee ensuring that core responsibilities and key objectives are effectively discharged under the direction and leadership of the Chair of the Committee and to report appropriately. To provide a bridge between the strategic overview of the Adult Protection Committee and front-line operations.

In conjunction with the Service Manager Assessment and Care Management and Team Leader, to be responsible for the effective management of statutory duties and provisions under Adult Support and Protection, Adults with incapacity and Mental Health legislation. You will be Lead Officer, Western Isles, in respect of Mental Health services provided by the Social and Community Services Department.

It is essential you have knowledge of Strategic community care policy development, the Adult Support and Protection Act and associated legislation and mental health national policies, guidance and legislation.

Experience adult care service delivery, adult protection / risk management work, multi-agency partnership working is required. You must hold experience of chairing case conferences and supervising staff.

You must hold either CQSW / Dip SW / Social Work (or equivalent). A post qualifying award in Mental Health is required.

A full UK Driving Licence is essential.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults and children.

Salary for the above post is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance. Appointment to the post will be on the first point of grade with annual incremental progression.

Please see attached 'Job Description & Person Specification ' for further information.

Closing Date: Monday 15 July 2024

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