The successful candidate will be involved in developing person centred assessments, and outcome focused support plans, involving all members of the South Mental Health Team. You will be required to work closely with other professionals including NHS Grampian, Police and third sector providers.
Provide a professional social work service to adults in Aberdeenshire, by undertaking a full range of social work duties and working collaboratively with clients who have complex needs to formulate support plans that maximise abilities, enable individuals to make choices and to work towards their identified goals, whilst identifying and minimising vulnerability and risks.
Work in partnership with families and carers, relevant professionals, other agencies and the wider community whilst adhering to all applicable legislation and Aberdeenshire Council policies and procedures, including both statutory and nonstatutory requirements.
The post holder will cover all of the teams catchment area within South Aberdeenshire and as such some travel is expected. The work base will be Banchory, however this can be flexible and may be negotiated to Stonehaven if this better suits the preferred candidate.
Consideration will be given to applicants holding the Mental Health Officer award and should such an applicant be successful they would be placed on the practitioner L pay bracket.
There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.
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 an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this 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.
This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.
Informal enquiries to Kate Humphrey – 07786661793
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