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Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
£20,918 - £23,183 per year
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Position Type:
Part Time
28 hours per week

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Job Description

Social Work Assistant, Mental Health (Forensic) PKC08948
£20,918 - £23,183 (28 hours/week)
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
You will be based with the Forensic Mental Health Service and will provide support to adults from Perth and Kinross with severe and enduring mental health needs who are receiving care and treatment from the Forensic Mental Health Service. The role will include work in ward and community settings. 
You will be involved in multi-disciplinary working, supporting the recovery journey of adults who have severe and enduring mental health needs. You will work closely with Mental Health Officers, social workers and with NHS partners, providing support with assessment, personal outcome and recovery focussed care planning and review. You will be directly involved in the delivery of support to adults with severe and enduring mental health needs. 
You will be experienced in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals, carers and other agencies and will be able to develop good working relationships with other locality based partners. You will deliver support in line with policy, procedure and best practice. 

The Individual

The post holder will be required to hold SVQ Level 3 in Social Services & Healthcare/ Health and Social Care, or equivalent and have experience in mental health recovery related work. The post holder will be skilled in developing effective interpersonal relationships with service users, carers and other agencies, and have experience of working in partnership with other locality based partners to offer support focussed on personal outcomes and recovery. The post holder will demonstrate good written, IT and verbal communication skills, and demonstrate skills in assessment, care planning and review processes. The post holder must have a genuine interest in working with people in a recovery focussed way to improve their mental health and wellbeing. If this sounds like a role where you could share your relevant experience and make a positive difference then we would like to hear from you.  
If you would like any further information please contact Lorna Davage,  Team Leader on 01738 476225/07500761196
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.
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