Social Work Senior Practitioner - Mental Health - EAD07647

East Dunbartonshire Council

Social Work Senior Practitioner - Mental Health - EAD07647

£40,001 - £50,000

East Dunbartonshire Council, Back O Loch, East Dunbartonshire

  • Part time
  • Permanent

Posted 3 days ago, 9 Jul | Get your application in today.

Closing date: 30-07-2024 (In 17 days)

job Ref: EAD07647

Full Job Description

Job Summary

This post is only available to all permanent and temporary employees and agency workers currently on assignment within East Dunbartonshire Council.


Please note that salary will be pro-rated for part-time hours.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 4.5 x Senior Social Work Practitioner/Mental Health Officer (MHO) to join the Social Work Mental Health Team in Kirkintilloch. The Senior Social Work Practitioner post sits within Social Work Services and is part of East Dunbartonshire Council’s HSCP.

The post will be responsible for the day-to-day role of Mental Health Officer, taking part on the MHO duty rota and the subsequent preparation of statutory reports under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 aswell as the preparation of MHO reports under The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. The post will also require some care management responsibilities under Self Directed Support.

An enthusiastic and motivated individual, you will have sound knowledge and experience of the statutory duties in terms of the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adult's with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, as well as good communication skills, written and verbal and the ability to work well as part of a team.

You will require strong leadership skills to lead on a specific area of service development within the team, aswell as supporting best practice across other social work teams. You will have a track record of successful multi-disciplinary working, leadership skills along with experience of partnership working with the voluntary sector to establish positive outcomes for individuals with severe and enduring mental illness.

The post is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Officer, looking to progress their professional development.

You must have a QSW/DipSW and hold a PG Cert Mental Health Officer along with significant post qualifying experience in Social Work/Mental Health and be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

You will require completing a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) prior to commencing in this role.

It is essential that the post holder holds a full driving licence.

For informal enquires relating to this post please contact Amanda Mitchell (Team Manager) mobile:

PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria

Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.

In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.

Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.

The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.


Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

  • Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.
  • Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.
  • The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.
  • We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.
  • We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.
  • We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)
  • We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.
  • We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.


East Dunbartonshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership