An opportunity has arisen to join a busy and supportive dedicated Mental Health Officer (MHO) team within West Dunbartonshire HSCP.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake all statutory duties associated with the Mental Health Officer role in accordance with all relevant legislation, including the Mental Health Care and Treatment (Scotland) Act 2003, the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, the Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act 1995 and other associated legislation.
You must be a qualified social worker and hold the Mental Health Officer award.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Vanessa Campbell, Interim Senior Mental Health Officer, on 01389 812070.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.
Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.
The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.
WDC was voted one of the top ten flexible employers and prides itself in providing flexible working to support work life balance. In addition to this there are also additional benefits:
• Access to the Local Government pension scheme (LGPS) with an employer’s contribution of at least 19.3% and all associated benefits
• A minimum of 25 days annual leave, increasing a day each year up to 35 days as well as 8 fixed public holidays each year
• Access to employee wellbeing supports including occupational health & counselling if ever you need help and support
Now that you have read the role and what we have to offer, we would love to hear from you. Please use the application to tell us your experience, and why you are the candidate for this role.
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