Care Manager 3/Social Worker (AMHP).1768

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
03/12/2021 11:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
Closing date:
3 Dec
Further Information

Northumberland County Council are looking for passionate social workers/approved mental health professionals who are keen to deliver high-quality, Adult Mental Health services. Want to work in an innovative learning organisation? With excellent training and great benefits, Northumberland County Council is the ideal place to progress your career. At Northumberland, we support our AMHPs to ensure they have the resources and environment they need to make a real difference. We are keen to appoint enthusiastic and experienced AMHPs who share our vision in the development of the AMHP role. We have a Centralised AMHP team manager, who is the single point of contact for all requests for Mental Health Act assessment across the County, you will be part of an established team whose role involves case work in locality teams and you will work from a locality base. Full time AMHP's work 3 12 hour shifts from 8:00am-8:00pm and have a part time case load. This model offers the opportunity to apply your social work/ Professional skills, values and specialist knowledge in the context of working with complex ethical and legislative processes. You must be able to work flexible hours which includes providing out of hour’s standby for AMHP duties only on a rota basis. The ability to drive and to have your own transport is required due to the nature of the work. All posts require the post-holder to act as an AMHP on behalf of Northumberland County Council, undertaking Mental Health Act work as well as providing consultation, support and assistance to the wider community teams.

What we look for: The applicant must be able to work autonomously and have extensive experience of working with individuals, carers and families within a crisis intervention model of care. The post holder will be expected to deliver a range of assessment and care interventions which will promote mental health well-being and social inclusion wherever possible. To support you in your AMHP role you will receive: • 1 to 1 supervision • Access to NCC AMHP Forums, for peer group discussion & intervention • An AMHP mentor to provide additional support in your first year of employment • 18 hours (3 days) of AMHP approval training in each year • A structured induction service • Access to our Mental Health Social Worker/Lead AMHP to support and develop your social work practice • Access to protected time each year to work on your professional portfolio (Social Work England registration) • Opportunity to be involved in the practice education of social workers and AMHPs undertaking professional training • Access to NCC training programmes. For these roles you must hold: • A registered Professional/Social Work qualification. • A cuurent Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) qualification • Registration with Social Work England or other Professional registering body. • This role will require an Enhanced DBS check If you want to be part of this forward-thinking service and can help us to achieve our vision, please apply now. For an informal discussion about these opportunities, please contact Andrea Cross andrea.cross@northumberland.gov.uk

This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.


The salary range is £37890 - 41881

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or email jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

The closing date is 15 October 2021 at midnight