The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 31 March 2019. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
The Community Outreach Team has been developed through a partnership between West Lothian Council and NHS Lothian through the Community Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) The team combines health models of treatment with social work models of support. You will work as part of a dedicated team of social workers and CPN’s and Consultant Psychiatrist.
The purpose of the post is to provide specialist social work input for people with severe and enduring mental illness who require intensive outreach support in order to maintain independent living.
Main duties include assessment of need including risk assessment, managing the provision of services including complex care plans, care management including reviewing of care plans and acting as key worker for individual service users. The ability to respond to crises, work flexibly and have good communication skills is essential
Candidates should have experience of working with this client group. MHO certificate desirable, but not essential. Qualifications, DipSW or equivalent.
This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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 West Lothian Council.
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