SLA03888 - Social Worker (Mental Health Officer)

South Lanarkshire Council

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Job Description
Social Work Resources
Location: Stonehouse Hospital, Strathaven Road, Larkhall ML9 3NT

South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership (SLHSCP) are inviting applications for a Social Worker/Mental Health Officer (SW.MHO) to be part of an exciting new initiative.

We are looking for a highly motivated SW/MHO to work, in part, within Stonehouse Hospital. Primarily you will be working under the auspices of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (2000 Act); undertaking Welfare and Financial Guardianship Orders and other interventions under the 2000 Act.

This is a dedicated, full time and permanent post designed to protect the wellbeing and interests of the Patient. This post will ensure a proper hospital discharge is facilitated. You will be responsible for ensuring the coordination of the AWI processes in relation to each individual. You must have excellent communication skills to expedite and coordinate the processes with relatives, medical staff and solicitors and other interested parties. It is essential that you demonstrate sound Social Work values, embracing the Principles of the legislation, to ensure the Patients are central to the process, therefore, protecting their Human Rights at all times.

Depending on the exigencies of the service, other statutory interventions may be required under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, Adult Support & Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 and the Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act 1995. You may also be participating in the MHO Duty Rota. You will be supervised by a Team Leader who is also a Mental Health Officer.

Candidates must hold a BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent and have attained the Postgraduate Certificate Mental Health Social Work (MHO) Award or equivalent. Candidates must also be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council.
Employment History/Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Closing Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018.

Interview Dates: TBC.


This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal records check provided by Disclosure Scotland. 

This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults. 

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.


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