Adults Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
2 Vacancies Available
Up to £43,421 per annum, plus 20% Out of Hours supplement and an additional £3,000 Market Forces Payment p.a.*
Location: WCC AMHP Hub, County Hall, Worcester
Adult Social Care in Worcestershire is changing - be part of our transformation journey!
As part of the Transformation of Mental Health Social Care in Worcestershire we have a number of exciting opportunities (both full time and part time) for Approved Mental Health Professionals to join our recently redesigned, dedicated AMHP hub serving the community of Worcestershire.
We welcome applications from qualified AMHPs whose professional background is not necessarily a social work qualification.
We are seeking highly motivated, flexible individuals who have a proven track record and experience of AMHP practice, along with a highly competent level of skill in assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
Applicants will need to hold an acknowledged Approved Mental Health Professionals qualification and have evidence of their 18 hours continued professional development over the previous 12 months.
Applicants will be expected to hold high professional standards and act as a role model for the values and behaviours expected of the AMHP role, supporting the development of the AMHP service, and undertaking duties expected of AMHPs in line with the Professional Capabilities Framework and AMHP competencies.
To be successful in this role applicants will be able to demonstrate an extensive understanding of the legislation that governs the AMHP role for which they are applying, (Mental Health Act, The Care Act, and the Mental Capacity Act). In addition, the post holder, as an employee of the Worcestershire County Council, will be committed to working in close collaboration with our partner agencies which includes Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, who provide our specialist mental health services.
Successful applicants will be joining a dedicated AMHP hub that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week (including Bank Holidays), providing a service to Worcestershire and will be working 37 hours (full time) across a shift pattern of 3 days/1 waking night, with 4 days off, over a rolling 8-week period.
In return we offer a highly competitive salary and the opportunity for progression, excellent training including a thorough induction, linked to the AMHP role and professional development plans.
You will receive professional supervision alongside regular team reflective meetings and bi-monthly AMHP development forums. You will be joining a team of motivated, dedicated, and supportive colleagues. In Worcestershire we offer flexible and mobile working, with supporting technology, enabling you to work from a range of office bases, touch points and home.
In addition to the above, support will also be provided through The Social Work Academy (SWA) who work closely with the AMHP Lead and Principal Social Workers across both Directorates to ensure that learning is continuous and supports practice improvement.
If you would like to find out more about these posts and the exciting opportunities to be part of a developing dedicated AMHP service, please contact Aaron Dodd, AMHP Lead at ADodd@worcestershire.gov.uk Tel: 01905 843855 or Doreen Blake, AMHP Service Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +441905843982
You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council , so do take a look! Some of the other benefits we can offer include:
- Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
- Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
- Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
- Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.
To apply send a copy of your up-to-date CV and an expression of interest detailing your skills, abilities, experience and achievements to date that make you a suitable candidate, to Recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk
Application Closing Date: As and When
Anticipated Interview Date: The manager will review applications weekly, and invite after this.
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