Highland Health and Social Care Services help people from all walks of life, as well as their families or carers. Health and Social Care in Highland provides help and assistance in many situations arising due...

Highland Health and Social Care Services help people from all walks of life, as well as their families or carers.  Health and Social Care in Highland provides help and assistance in many situations arising due to illness, disability, old age or poverty.

Duties of the Social Worker include:

  • Drawing on a sound value and theoretical base, working alongside others to help build resilience; address inequalities; maximise individuals' potential; and contribute to the realisation of citizenship, inclusivity and fairness for individuals and families;
  • Undertaking outcomes-based assessment and care planning in accordance with agreed NHS Policies and procedures; • Liaison with statutory and independent agencies and professionals to achieve positive outcomes for people;
  • Maintaining accurate records in accordance with NHS Highland policies and procedures;
  • Preparing reports;
  • Participating in internal and external Social Work and multi-disciplinary meetings as directed.
  • Carrying out lead responsibilities under the direction and supervision of the Team Manager
  • Preparing thoroughly for professional supervision;

NHS Highland is seeking applicants who meet the following requirements: 

  • Have good communication skills and evidence of potential to reach a high standard of professional verbal and written communication in a range of environments; Are able to negotiate and liaise with other professionals and agencies in the interests of service users;
  • Are able to work as a member of a team by establishing positive working relationships;
  • Have confidence and ability in the use of IT systems;
  • Are registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) on the Social Worker part of the Register;
  • Have good organisational skills and be able to manage the demands of a proportionate workload and
  • Are able to travel efficiently to meet operational requirements

Informal enquiries to Tracey McFarlane-Gillan - tracy.mcfarlane-gillan@nhs.scot / Tel - 01479 812618

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.




Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork






NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board. 

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