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Social Worker with AMHP

Location: Bosworth House

Job type: Permanent

Job reference: LCC02240

Hours: Full Time

Closing date: 28th September 2021

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About the job

Are you an approved Mental Health Professional looking for a new challenge and opportunity?

This is a fantastic opportunity for a full-time permanent Approved Mental Health Professional to join our AMHP service, working within our out of hours Emergency Duty Team which covers Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. 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.  

Currently you’ll be working from home, however, there will be the possibility of being based with Health and/or Police colleagues in the future. To do this you’ll be provided with IT equipment to work with agility and flexibility.

Working pattern will be as follows:

Emergency Duty Team Shifts within the following hours:  Monday to Thursday 4.30 pm to 8.30.  Friday 4 pm to 8.30 am. Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 8.30 am to 8.30 am.  

Your role

You’ll  provide cover to the Emergency Duty team and act as an Approved Mental Health Professional undertaking assessments and compiling plans under the Mental Health Act. This role also involves telephone cover, advice and support for safeguarding enquiries and if necessary, undertake visits within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.  With this, you'll sometimes be faced with sensitive and distressing crisis situations that you must be confident to deal with alone. On occasion, you'll be asked to complete reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals.

The Emergency Duty Team is responsible for responding to requests for assessments under the Mental Health Act and Safeguarding concerns outside of office hours. You'll be working alongside Health colleagues, the police, EMAS, the voluntary sector.  You'll work closely with people and their families to assess risks and identify opportunities to mitigate these. 

What you'll need

The ideal candidate will have experience of completing clear complex assessments under the Mental Health Act acting as an Approved mental Health Professional. You will have clear knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act and various other legislation.   You'll possess excellent analytical and written skills. You'll have empathy and sensitivity towards distressing information and crisis situations. You'll be able to work alone, with support from an on call manager.

If you hold a Professional qualification with Approved Mental Health professional status – documentary evidence of both will be needed along with a current Social Worker/Nurse/Occupational Therapist and Psychologist 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


For an informal discussion about this role please contact Rakesh Ramphul on If shortlisted, interviews will take place on 11th, 12th and 14th of October.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy work/life balance. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains and help with relocation to Leicester, where appropriate.

For an illustrative value of your benefits package, take a look at out benefits calculator.

Join us

We’re committed to recruiting a diverse and highly-talented workforce as we continue to build a council that is fitting and representative of our great city. That’s why we’ve designed our recruitment process to put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and bring the best out of you. We’ll do all we can to make our recruitment process as fair as possible. To help you with your application, take a look at the ‘our approach to recruitment’ page.

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