Senior Practitioner/ Mental Health Officer (FIF09882)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Interview Date: Week Commencing 26 February 2018

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

The dedicated mental health officer team delivers the full range of mental health officer functions to service users, carers, stakeholders etc. in line with current legislation. The team operates a duty system for mental health assessments as well as preparing a large number of MHO reports for guardianship applications. The team provides advice and guidance to services users, carers and to other professionals. MHOs in the team provide support via mentoring to other MHOs in Fife. The MHO team is involved in supporting training for MHO students.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.



PG mental health officer award

Relevant experience working as a mental health officer

The ability to travel throughout and outwith Fife

Registered with SSSC

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland

This post is subject to a disclosure check which will be undertaken by Disclosure Scotland. 


Carry out professional assessments and the management of care plans as directed by the service.

Provide professional advice, guidance and support to people with physical health problems, learning disability, mental health problems etc.

Carry out the full range of Mental Health Officer duties

Actively work with services users and carers in order to take account of their views and needs on and individual and person centred bases.

As necessary liaise with and work in partnership with various statutory and voluntary organisations.

Assist in the development of community based resources. 

Provide a mentoring service.

The Individual

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

Take ownership Focus on customers Work together Embrace technology & information Deliver results

For Further Information Please Contact: Phyllis Turner 03451 555555 Ext: 450315 or 

Applications must be made online at

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