NLC10 £34,202 – £39,610 (Pro Rata) (NLC11 £37,095 – £41,256 for eligible Senior Practitioners)
Would you like to join us to make a difference and change lives?
North Lanarkshire Council has ambition. As Scotland’s fourth largest local authority we are committed to delivering services that provide best value, create prosperity, achieves social justice and meets local needs across the area. We know that delivering quality services starts with having the right people working here, in the right job at the right time, with the right skills, abilities and attributes to fulfil our commitment of delivering high quality services.
We are currently recruiting experienced and enthusiastic Mental Health Officers to join us and help meet the growing demand for mental health services across North Lanarkshire. We have a range of vacancies currently available within both our Airdrie and Motherwell Community Mental Health teams and within our Central HQ team based in Motherwell.
We are looking for people who have excellent communication skills, an understanding of social welfare and social justice issues, relevant underpinning clinical knowledge and prior experience of partnership working. We are committed to recovery orientated, trauma informed practice. We are seeking Mental Health Officers with strong person centred assessment and engagement skills and who can demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the needs and rights of people with mental health problems. Your role will involve completing statutory mental health reports in addition to a range of other legislative duties therefore it is essential that you demonstrate a sound knowledge of mental health, capacity and human rights legislation and mental health issues.
Applicants must have a CQSW, Diploma in SW, BA (Hons) in Social Work or equivalent together with the Post Qualifying Mental Health Officer Award. You should be able to work using your initiative, are flexible, able to motivate self and others with a positive attitude as a team player.
You will require to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to commencing in this role and be registered or eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
In return we can offer you a positive professional working experience with a commitment to continuous professional development including immediate access to senior practitioner status (subject to eligibility) and training and support to help you transition into your new role with us.
Sessional vacancies also available which offers flexible hours to suit your availability.
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.
For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub
North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a
Smarter Working Policy.
Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.
*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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