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Ballenden House 28 30 Howden Street Edinburgh, EH8 9HL
£36,312 - £42,717 per year
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36 hours per week
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Job Description

Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Social Worker
Ballenden House, Howden Street

Salary: £36,312 – £42,717 per year
Hours: 36 per week

Benefits: Wide range of employee benefits

Edinburgh is an exciting city, and this is an excellent opportunity to join us and contribute towards helping all our citizens flourish. We work effectively together to ensure that the most vulnerable within our City get the right service in the right place at the right time. We work in partnership across services with our Health colleagues and a broad range of partners and we have a key priority in relation to shifting the balance of care and promoting more effective early intervention and preventative supports.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Social Worker to join the South East Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team.

The team comprises of Mental Health Officers, Mental Health and Substance Misuse Social Workers and Community Care Assistants. Experienceof partnership working would be desirable as the team work closely with our partners and vulnerable groups of people that come into contact with mental health and substance misuse services.

Experience required:

• Professional Social Work Qualification (i.e. BA, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent)
• Experience of supporting people who have challenging and complex needs, ideally with a focus on Mental Health and Substance Misuse service users would be desirable.
• Any of the following post qualifying qualifications would be desirable; MHO accreditation, Practice Educator qualification or Advanced professional certificate in Adult Protection. The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
• An ability to manage risk
• An ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with a range of individuals including service users and other professionals
• An understanding of Adult Support and Protection legislation.
• An interest and awareness of recovery focused models of delivery in the community, for both Substance Misuse and Mental Health

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. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.


We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

You can find out more on Our Behaviours web page Our Behaviours – The City of Edinburgh Council

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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