South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire.
The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire.
In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Hamilton Community Mental Health Team for a qualified social worker to join our team. We would welcome applications from enthusiastic, confident individuals who are looking for an opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary mental health team. We are looking for a social worker with post qualifying experience, preferably within a Health and Social Care Partnership or with experience of working with adults affected by severe and enduring mental illness.
If successful you will work as an effective member of a multi disciplinary team, alongside mental health officers, psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses, support workers and occupational therapists. Your role will involve completing community care assessments under the Self Directed Support (Scotland) Act 2013, incorporating careful consideration of risk; arranging, monitoring and reviewing corresponding care packages. You will be responding to safeguarding concerns and carrying out relevant statutory duties, for example in relation to the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act (2007).
You will work alongside Mental Health Officers and allied health professionals to carry out assessments to support hospital discharges for service users who might be subject to legislation such as the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act (2003); the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act (2000) or the Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act 1995. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to complete all informal, formal reports and case notes which need to be of a high standard.
All applicants must be registered or in the process of registering with Scottish Social Services Council and hold a Degree in Social Work qualification or equivalent.
For further information please contact Ali Jasharaj on 01698894079 / 07795455060.
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.
This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.
Regulated Work with Protected Adults
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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As an employee of the Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:
Please apply online.
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Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant
South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer 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 behaviour requirements for the position
South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.
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