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Abbey House, 8 Seedhill Road., PA1 1JT
£19.16 - £21.57 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time

This position has expired.


These posts are based in Abbey House, Paisley


A vacancy has arisen within our MHO Team based at Abbey House. The post holder will undertake statutory Mental Health Officer duties in order to enable Renfrewshire Council to discharge its duties and responsibilities in relation to primary mental health legislation (i.e. Mental Health (Care & Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003, Criminal Procedures (Scotland) Act 1995  Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000) and the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007


It is essential that you hold a BA Hons in Social Work or equivalent, be a qualified Mental Health Officer and be registered with the SSSC. It is also essential that you have effective communication and writing skills, with a positive, friendly, and approachable manner, and that you are flexible with an ability to work with partner agencies and be computer literate.  You will be required to record and monitor work using SWIFT and electronic case record systems, with experience/knowledge in SWIFT being desirable. 


You will be able to demonstrate your capacity to work effectively with other agencies in particular Health and be able to meet deadlines.  You will operate under the Council’s arrangements which promote mobile and flexible work practices and will operate throughout the Council area from any council premises.  You will therefore be expected to travel throughout the whole Council area.





Full training and support will be given to ensure that you are able to maintain the department’s commitment to continuous improvement.


Flexibility regarding possible evening work is desirable.


If successful, you will be required to become a PVG Scheme Member. If you would like further information in relation to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, please visit



2 posts x 35hr/ Full Time /Temporary        (Salary- £34,966.96- £39,365.21)

1 post x 17.5hrs/ Part Time/ Permanent   (Salary  £17,483.48 - £19,682.60) 



Closing date: Monday 26 July 2021

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