Senior Social Worker - Mental Health

£40,731 - £46,561 per year
10 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

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Location: Royal Cornhill Hospital
Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Job Purpose:
To manage a team of social workers based in multi-disciplinary teams in adult mental health services, providing a social work and care management service to people with mental illness/mental health problems in Aberdeen City.

To undertake all Mental Health Officer (MHO) functions under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003 (The 2003 Act), Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (the 1995 Act) and Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act, 2000 (the 2000 Act) and all other relevant, applicable and ancillary legislation as an independent professional on behalf of Aberdeen City Council and to act as specialist consultants to a wide range of others.

These functions will be carried out together or separately as required.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Professional Social Work Qualification (BA in Social Work or equivalent i.e. DIPSW/CQSW)
SSSC Registration
MHO registration


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Commitment to developing and improving Social Work in Mental Health services
Experience of Child, Adult and Community Protection work
Experience of using quality assurance/performance management to improve practice
Evidence of sound social work value base
Demonstrable ICT skills
Ability to manage constant and potentially competing demands
Ability to respond creatively to resolving problems
Highly developed interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate effectively with service users, staff, carers and internal/ external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile for further details.

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