Mental Health Officer (Social Worker) needed in Glasgow, Scotland

The services of competent and experienced Social Workers who possess a Mental Health Officer qualification are currently needed by the Glasgow City Council.

Within Glasgow City, Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have integrated the planning and delivery of all community health and social care services for children, adults and older people, along with homelessness and criminal justice services. This work is directed by the Glasgow City Integration Joint Board, with the Council and Health Board delivering services under the banner of the ‘Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership.’

The Partnership comprises of around 12,000 Social Work (Glasgow City Council) and Health (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde) staff.  It is led by an Integrated Executive Leadership and Senior Management Team and it provides services through the three localities of North East, North West and South and directly provided day, home and residential care.  Services are also delivered through health and social care contractors and providers.  Some services cover the wider NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board area (for example, sexual health services).


  • Mental Health Officer (Social Workers)


  • £43,290.43 – £50,237.70 (includes 4% retention payment)

Job Schedule

  • Full Time


  • Glasgow, UK

About the Role

We are recruiting to Mental Health Officers (qualified Social Worker) across the Glasgow Health and Social Care partnership (GHSCP) within Adult and Older People Services. We have vacancies across our Adult and Older People Mental Health teams. We are seeking energetic, talented, resilient and committed people to come and work with us in Glasgow. Candidates will be qualified Social Workers with the Mental Health Officer qualification.


  • To provide appropriate support to individuals, families, carers and groups within the community
  • To under and record assessments to the standards and within the timescale required
  • To liaise with appropriate agencies on behalf of clients
  • To record all work undertaken in accordance with Departmental Procedures
  • To prepare for and participate in your Personal Development Plan (PDP) and supervision sessions with your manager
  • While not directly managing any staff you will generally be part of a team and will provide support to Social Care Workers co-working cases
  • To work where appropriate with other disciplines or in multi-discipline settings either within or out with the Department
  • To practice to the Departmental standards, or to national standards adopted by the Department
  • To undertake such training as required to assist the delivery of the Department services
  • To make a critical analysis of personal practice and performance in conjunction with line managers
  • To promote personal understanding of the services of the Social Work Department and to encourage community involvement in the delivery of those services
  • To supervise students and /or trainees when appropriate
  • To ensure self and staff compliance with the Council’s Code of Conduct for employees
  • To manage such budgets as may be allocated to the standards required by the Council’s policies, practice and procedures.
  • To secure Best Value in services directly provided or purchased
  • To contribute to the specification and implementation of Council and Departmental management information systems, and to ensure the effective maintenance and use
  • Co-operate with the introduction of new procedures and/or new equipment/technology
  • Be conversant with and operate at all times within the current Health and Safety at Work legislation and comply with Council’s policy


  • Qualified Social Worker (Degree / Diploma in Social Work or Social Work equivalent)
  • Mental Health Officer Qualified
  • Practical work experience in a Social Work or related setting at pre or post qualifying stags
  • Ability to plan, organise, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Well developed written skills in respect of producing and writing reports, letters, memos etc
  • Ability to record accurate, appropriate and relevant information into client record systems
  • Ability to use information technology systems to retrieve information and produce reports
  • Possess well developed interpersonal and communication skills (e.g. articulate, calm, approachable, discreet, sensitive, open, confident, assertive)
  • Possess an appropriate value base in keeping with good Social Work principles and be able to justify, present your views and make appropriate decisions
  • Possess the ability to be supportive, respectful of others and be non- judgemental
  • Possess skills in relation to people motivation, counselling
  • Display initiative and interest in work, negotiate and advocate.
  • Knowledge of statutory responsibilities and relevant legislation
  • Appropriate understanding of the relationship of Social Work Services with other Council Services, Partners, local communities, general public and other agencies e.g. Health, Police, Legal Services, Private and Voluntary Sectors and be able to work effectively for the needs of the customer


  • A competitive salary with an additional 4% retention payment
  • Pathways to ongoing professional development
  • Flexibility in terms of location and working hours
  • Flexible working options

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

How to Apply

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Application Deadline

May 5, 2024