Mental Health Officer / Social Worker – PKC07814
£37,559 – £40,487
Murray Royal Hospital, Perth
An opportunity has arisen for an integrated permanent, forensic mental health officer / social work post.
This new integrated post will require an experienced Mental Health Officer / Social Worker with experience from Adult Care Social Work and the Social Care agenda with particular knowledge and /or experience of working with individuals experiencing mental health issues. Some knowledge or experience of Criminal Justice Social Work (Public Protection) would also be useful.
The successful applicant will provide a Mental Health Officer / Social Work service to individuals placed in a medium and low secure forensic setting, as well as the delivery of a social work service within a wider community forensic mental health team. In this post you will support those subject to compulsory measures of care and treatment in terms of the Mental Health Act including those who live in the community and are supported on an informal basis. This will also include those who are subject to statutory orders or licences imposed by both the Court and the Parole Board, and supervised in accordance with National Outcomes and Standards for Social Work Services in the Criminal Justice System and relevant Scottish Executive Circulars and legislation.
As the successful post-holder, you will also seek to define and review the role of the forensic community support worker attached to the service.
Main Areas of Responsibility:
The role is defined within the Care & Learning Job Family (PR9). However, more specifically, the role requires the successful applicants:
OTHER DUTIES –
You may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the roles or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and would not of themselves justify the re-evaluation of a post. In cases, however, where a permanent and substantial change in the duties and responsibilities of a post occurs consistent with a higher level of responsibility, then the post would be eligible for re-evaluation.
If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Alison Fairlie at [email protected]
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