Location: Bosworth House
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £38813 - £41675
Total salary package*: £56827
Job reference: 1944
Hours: Full Time
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We are looking for an Approved Mental Health Professional to join our AMHP service. We wish to recruit people who can bring a clear social care perspective and strong social work values to these challenging posts. In return we will support you with all the resources needed including responsive line management, individual and team development opportunities and the support of an experienced and high performing team. The Full Time AMHP Team forms a very important part of our AMHP service, being staffed by AMHPs whose full-time role is MHA work.
The AMHP service undertakes assessments under the Mental Health Act, responding to requests for an assessment and working alongside Health colleagues, the police, EMAS, the voluntary sector. You will work closely with people and their families to assess risks and identify opportunities to mitigate these. You will also complete reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals.
You will be part of a small team of full time AMHPs who, together with AMHPs working within our social work teams, staff the daytime rota.
With experience of completing clear complex assessments, you will assess and compile plans to mitigate risk. Using your excellent analytical and written skills you will produce clear reports for tribunal or manager’s panels. You will have the character to deal with sensitive and distressing information and to support those in crisis situations.
If you hold a Social Worker qualification altogether with Approved Mental Health professional status – documentary evidence of both will be needed along with a current Social Worker registration, then we would love to hear from you.
Under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1 requires National Care Minimum Standards apply so Applicants must be aged 23
Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.
Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.
Working pattern will be as follows:
Monday to Thursday 8.30 am- 5 pm and Friday 8.30 am- 4.30 pm
You must be prepared to work after hours if the role requires it and occasional Saturday shifts with our Emergency Duty Team.
For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Sarah Morris on 0116 454 5417.
Please read any attached documents before applying for this job
* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.
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