Mental Health Officer - Aberdeenshire
A dynamic and enthusiastic Mental Health Officer is required to join the Aberdeenshire Council Mental Health Officer Service . Your main function within this post is to undertake to a high standard, all aspects of Mental Health Officer duties across 2003 Act civil investigations, detentions applications and reviews; mentally disordered offenders work; Adults with Incapacity investigations and applications; and Adult Protection work. This involves multi-disciplinary assessment and integrated care planning to secure necessary care and treatment to fulfil Aberdeenshire Councils statutory obligations in-line with relevant policies and procedures. You will be working alongside people of all ages experiencing a range of mental disorders, their families and carers, whilst assisting to identify unmet need and participating in service improvement.
Applications are invited from qualified Social Workers (BA (Hons) DipSW, CQSW or CSS) who must be registered with the SSSC and hold the MHO Award whilst continuing to fulfil MHO registration requirements.
Applicants will have experience in all aspects of Mental Health Officer duties across the Mental Health (Care& Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, Mentally Disordered Offenders legislation and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
The range of duties requires good oral and written communication skills, the ability to positively manage risk, commitment to integrated working and to working in partnership with people accessing our service and their carers.
You will be based in Aberdeen or Inverurie with a need to serve the whole of Aberdeenshire. The ability to travel within and outwith Aberdeenshire is essential which will be supported through access to the Pool Vehicle Scheme.
This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where applicable, this post also requires an Overseas Criminal Record Check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.
The majority of posts within Aberdeenshire Council fall into one of the categories as detailed on the Worksmart website - worksmart.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/
We would consider and encourage applications to work under the Flexible and Flexitime Pattern s involving working hours between 5pm and 11pm Mondays - Fridays and also at weekends.
Informal Enquiries to: Greg Muldoon tel:
Job Profile MHO (Mental Health) CS .pdf
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