NLC10 £34,202 – £39,610 or NLC11 £ £37,837 – £41,668 (Senior Practitioner’s)
North Lanarkshire Council has a plan. As one of Scotland’s largest local authorities we are focussed on providing quality Social Work services that put the people in our communities first. Our team of Mental Health Officers have a vital role in helping us promote and deliver both high standards and best value, creating prosperity, achieving social justice and importantly, meets the needs of people within our communities.
North Lanarkshire was the first area in Scotland to be inspected by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland on the effectiveness of its strategic planning and commissioning of Adult Health. The inspection report underlines Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire’s commitment to providing safe, effective and person-centred services with the key aim of improving the health and wellbeing of adults living across the area. We are recognised as a leading authority in Scotland for Self Directed Support having developed and delivered SDS for younger adults and children affected with disability including the Making Life Easier service, a website that helps people to identify problems and develop their own solutions through information, professional advice and direct access to services and support.
We currently have opportunities for motivated and experienced Mental Health Officers to join our teams across the localities to address the continuing demand for statutory mental health reports and other legislative duties. If successful your role would include completing statutory reports and carrying out relevant statutory duties under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act, 2000 and the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act, 2003. You will provide quality health and social care services promoting a high standard of practice, you will be central to our assessment and planning responsibilities consistent with National and Council policies, procedures, practice and service standards.
You must have a CQSW/DipSW, BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent, have completed the Mental Health Officer training and are registered or eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). You must hold the Post Qualifying Mental Health Officer Award to apply for this post.
You will require to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to commencing in this role.
Senior Practitioner Status and Criteria
If you are currently a recognised Senior or Enhanced Practitioner and able to evidence at interview that you meet the criteria for Senior Practitioner status, you be considered by the panel for Temporary Senior Practitioner status and immediately placed onto the NLC11 salary scale. This would be conditional on panel review within 9 months at which point you would require to demonstrate you fully meet all the criteria for the Scheme as set out below.
Senior Practitioner Status Criteria:
Working here at North Lanarkshire Council
If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 26 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of offers available to you through our NLLife reward site. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.
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North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a
Smarter Working Policy.
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*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work.
We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.
We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.
The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process.
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