Approved Mental Health Professional (Social Worker)
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Closed for applications on 23/07/2021 23:59
Band 13 £38,890 - £42,821 pa (Depending on experience)
Hours per week:
37 hpw (flexible)
Social Care - Adult Service
Hartfields Manor Hartlepool (Initially & with opportunities for hybrid working)
Hartlepool is a vibrant and energetic town with growing prospects. As an authority we want to make Hartlepool the best it possibly can be and need dedicated, driven and committed staff to help us to achieve that.
An exciting opportunity has arisen, due to the semi-retirement of our respected colleague, in the Preventative Mental Health Team (PMHT) in Hartlepool to enhance the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) functions.
We are a Local Authority Preventative Mental Health Service, with Social Care staff providing a supportive environment in which to augment your skills and provide high quality care to the people of Hartlepool.
Post – APPROVED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
The Approved Mental Health Professional, will be based within the Preventative Mental Health Team at Hartfields Manor, (initially) actively participating in the AMHP rota as both duty AMHP and ‘back-up’. The AMHPs provide statutory roles & functions under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended 2007); qualified and Trainee AMHPs are supported by a dedicated AMHP Lead and AMHP colleagues who work across the Service.
You will have a recognised Social Work qualification, (such as a Degree in Social Work, Dip SW, CQSW or CSS (or equivalent), an Approved Mental Health Professional qualification and current AMHP approval & practice status.
You will also have appropriate Social Work England (SWE) registration.
You will be responsible for a varied caseload including Adult Safeguarding & acting as Care Manager for individuals with complex mental health needs and their carers.
You will also be responsible for assessing Care Act 2014 eligibility for services and offer service recipients support with social care needs, where appropriate, with additional support from our Social Care Officers to identify needs & outcomes.
The post holder will have a very important role undertaking statutory duties along with offering creative, flexible support to service recipients; aiding them towards recovery through the use of evidence based, person centred interventions.
As we have successfully supported several of our colleagues to attain AMHP qualification in recent years, we are particularly interested in applications from AMHPs who have significant post-qualification experience and current approval in order to maintain the balance of experience within the service.
You will need good administrative skills and a proven experience of developing, maintaining and inputting information on electronic based systems. You will be able to demonstrate sound analytical skills and effective decision-making within appropriate timescales; demonstrate a person-centered approach and be able to act in a sensitive manner with people who access services.
The successful applicant will receive regular supervision and an Annual Review, be well supported and have opportunities in respect of their career development, including experiencing a variety of roles within Adult Social and Mental Health Care.
We are keen to appoint individuals who can demonstrate their commitment to team working & social inclusion; are enthusiastic about their work and uphold the values of Hartlepool Borough Council.
Following the challenges of Covid-19 the Council are considering alternative working practices, including some ‘hybrid’ working offering opportunities to work from home, alongside working with colleagues in a safe office environment.
The post holder will be required to travel independently and to use their own vehicle in the operation of their duties, including occasional transport of service recipients, for which a mileage allowance is paid.
Hartlepool Borough Council offers generous annual leave allowances, (up to 33days + Public Holidays); depending upon length of Local Authority service.
For further information please contact Jayne Gardner (AMHP / BIA Lead) on 01429 401735, Sue Armstrong (Team Manager Preventative Mental Health Team) on 01429 523927 or Neil Harrison Head of Safeguarding & Specialist Services on 01429 284371.
Closing date: 23rd July 2021
Interviews: 2nd August 2021
This job is closed for applications.