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.
The Social Work Service at The State Hospital is provided through a service level agreement with The State Hospitals Board for Scotland which specifies the core functions of the service which has a catchment area of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Integrated into 4 multidisciplinary hub teams within the modern purpose built hospital environment, the Social Work Service contributes to the overall assessment, care and treatment plans for individual male patients, aged 18 years and over, throughout their stay at the hospital and in preparation for their transfer and discharge to other settings.
The service is flexible and responsive to the needs of each patient and working with the multidisciplinary team aims to help patients achieve the maximum benefit from their treatment in hospital.
The service also provides information and advice to families and carers including where appropriate referral to the relevant local authority.
The Social Work Service also provides Child and Adult Protection and Appropriate Adult Services as appropriate.
Additionally The State Hospital has a duty rota for on site MHO activity and a general duty rota dealing with ASP, Child Protection and Appropriate Adult referrals generated from within the hospital.
Through the Forensic Network (www.forensicnetwork.scot.nhs.uk ) and the development of the Forensic School there are multi-various opportunities for our staff to participate in delivering and undertaking a broad range of training and development opportunities not readily available within other areas.
An excellent opportunity offering a varied and interesting role working creatively within a dedicated service providing services and support to patients and carers during their period of care.
Risk assessment and risk management are key elements of our work, with a clear focus on individual and public protection. You will undertake duties in relation to mental health and criminal justice social work and will address adult and child protection issues as required.
The successful candidate must hold a degree level qualification in Social Work or equivalent and be registered with Scottish Social Services Council.
A wish for Mental Health Officer and Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Social Work (MHO) Award or equivalent is desirable.
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.
Please refer to http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.
As an employee of the Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:
Please apply online.
All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.
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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