Social Worker (Mental Health)

North Lanarkshire Council

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NLC10 £30,536 - £35,715 (with immediate access to Senior Practitioner status NLC11 if eligible)

Would you like to come and work with us to make a real difference to individual lives?

North Lanarkshire is a high performing service and Council, as evidenced in our first joint inspection of Services for Children and Young People and national awards recognition and we are committed to innovative, highly personalised approaches.

We are seeking an experienced Mental Health Officer to join our team in Bellshill Locality to address the continuing demand for statutory mental health reports and other legislative duties. If successful you could be completing statutory reports and carrying out relevant statutory duties under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act, 2000 and the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act, 2003. Your role will also be central to our assessment and planning responsibilities consistent with National and Council policies, procedures, practice and service standards.

You are required to have a CQSW/DipSW, BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent and be registered or eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). You must hold the Post Qualifying Mental Health Officer Award to apply for this post.

You will require to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to commencing in this role.

In return we can offer you a positive professional working experience with a commitment to continuous professional development, including access to senior practitioner status. Social Workers who are currently recognised as Senior or Enhanced Practitioner in their current posts who can evidence at interview they meet the criteria for Senior Practitioner status as follows:-

Criteria 1 - 2 years post qualification experience and registered with the SSSC.
Criteria 2 - Completion of relevant post qualification courses. Relevant qualifications which must include courses which contain supervised practice / work based assessment
Criteria 3 - Evidence of consistent use of this training in own practice and the promotion of the service.
Criteria 4 - Evidence of a positive attitude to the Social Work task, to the provision of support to colleagues, and to the development of teamwork and sustained effort to support the service priorities.

Will be considered by the panel for Temporary Senior Practitioner status, this would then be conditional on panel review within 9 months at which point you would require to demonstrate you fully meet the criteria for the Scheme.

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