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Banchory Social Work Office45 Station Road, AB31 5XZ
£42,880 - £44,791 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week

Job Description

Provide a professional social work service to adults in Aberdeenshire, by undertaking a full range of social work duties and working collaboratively with clients who have complex needs to formulate support plans that maximise abilities, enable individuals to make choices and to work towards their identified goals, whilst identifying and minimising vulnerability and risks.

Work in partnership with families and carers, relevant professionals, other agencies and the wider community whilst adhering to all applicable legislation and Aberdeenshire Council policies and procedures, including both statutory and non-statutory requirements.

As this post is for a Social Worker/Mental Health Officer role your job profile will be a blend of both job profiles attached. If you have a Mental Health Officer qualification you will undertake all required Mental Health Officer duties, including completing Mental Health Officer Assessments, preparing applications and completing reports, attending court and Mental Health Tribunals, along with providing advice and guidance to practitioners arising from the relevant legislation, associated codes of practice and local procedures. There will be a requirement to participate in the Community, Hospital, Out Of Hours Emergency Service rotas. 

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.

This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.

Fix term for a period not exceeding 31 October 2024

Informal enquiries to Jayne Leadbitter - 01467 536603

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