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We are looking for Approved Mental Health Professionals to join our Emergency Duty Team. We wish to recruit people who can bring a clear social care perspective and strong social work values to these challenging posts. The Emergency Duty Team works closely with colleagues from across Health and the police services and successful applicants will be office based, with colleagues from Adult Social Care or partner agencies.
The Emergency Duty Team provides an out of hours service to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, undertaking assessments under the Mental Health Act, and ensuring that vulnerable adults at risk of neglect or abuse are safe. It is managed by Leicester City and is part of our wider AMHP Service, with whom EDT colleagues meet regularly for reflection and support opportunities.
2 Full Time posts (we are happy to consider applicants wishing to work part time hours too)
Registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
Social Work BA or MA, CQSW, CSS, Dip.SW
Qualified Approved Mental Health Professional
The ability to deal with highly sensitive and, possibly, distressing information in a manner which allows for positive risk management but adheres to confidentiality policies
Ability to identify and manage risk, including positive risk taking. Ability to understand issues involved in the assessment and management of risk
Salary: £38,183 - £43,800 per annum (pro rata for part time hours).
Time and a third is paid for weekend shifts and those that include working from midnight to 8.30am
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check
Under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1 requires National Care Minimum Standards apply so Applicants must be aged 23 or over.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sarah Morris on 0116 454 5417
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 balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent 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 and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.
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