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Approved Mental Health Professional Lead - Ref: SS01724

Walsall Council
£50,512 - £56,239
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Social work; Adults - Qualified
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Full time permanent
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Approved Mental Health Professional Lead - Ref: SS01724

G12: £50,512 - £56,239 per annum (pay award pending)


Do you possess excellent organisational and communication skills with a proven track record of leading in Approved Mental Health Practice, do you have a proven track record of partnership working and have the ability to problem solve, assess and manage risk? If so, this is just the opportunity for you

This is a unique opportunity and we are looking for a forward-thinking Approved Mental Health Professional Lead who can manage and support with our continuous improvement journey to improve outcomes for people in Walsall, including informal carers.

As the Approved Mental Health Professional Lead based within our AMHP HUB you will be able to bring your skills and experiences to life by leading a Team of Approved Mental Health Professionals. You will work with a range of internal and external stake holders in order to raise standards and help embed Strengths Based and Recovery Focused Practice in order to delivery sound evidenced based outcomes for a range of clients presenting in crisis and requiring Mental Health Act Assessments.

The Team works closely with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies in order to undertake timely and proportionate Mental Health Act assessments and related activities ie Community Treatment Orders, MOJ reports and Social Circumstances activity

As the Team Manager - AMHP Lead you will be expected to have an excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and related legal and regulatory frameworks in order to support Walsall Council on its continued improvement programme.

As a motivated and resilient individual, you will be able to work on your own initiative as well as influence and encourage your team and wider partners when managing difficult situations relating to complex needs of client’s people, you will take a whole system change approach and bring innovative solutions around best use of resource.

Walsall Council like other authorities is having to work differently with ever increasing demand, you will bring your skills and motivation to our Adult Social Care Directorate by leading, in the main, Strengths based assessments and our statutory safeguarding responsibilities

You will also have an opportunity to support the delivery of new and evolving ways of working across the local landscape, promoting seamlessness approaches, strong partnership working and a focus on supporting citizens with their strengths and ongoing independence.

About the role:

You will manage all elements of the team including supervision of Senior Practitioners/ AMHPs and oversight and support of all the teams’ functions. Supportive and motivational, you will work purposely and cohesively to promote positive outcomes for adults.

It is essential for anyone applying for this post to have experience of working with people with Mental Health conditions and have a good knowledge of the Care Act 2014, Mental Health Act 1983, and Mental Capacity Act 2005.

*Please note that experience as a Team Manager and/or Advanced Practitioner with an additional Post Qualifying Award is required i.e. Approved Mental Health Professional, Best Interest Assessor Practice Educator or leadership and management qualification

In return, we offer a supportive environment, where despite significant budget pressures; every level of the organisation is committed to ongoing practice development. We are committed to improving outcomes for service users and your continued professional development.

Walsall is a great place to work, with much to offer and extensive regeneration, having recently delivered a newly rebuilt hospital and college, development of the Walsall Waterfront offering new residential accommodation, hotels and leisure facilities and is seeing ongoing investment in its town centre and retail provision. As an employer we provide an attractive employment package that includes:
  • A generous annual leave entitlement offering (for this post) a minimum 28 days leave per year plus 9 concessionary days and in addition to a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year
  • Access to an award winning pension scheme
  • Access to a working environment which is a modern professional space in which to work with improved technology that supports hybrid flexible working.
  • Promotion of training and development opportunities to all our employees including managers to help them progress and gain new skills
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • A genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and customers - we aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

View Job Description & Employee Specification

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. See our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with vulnerable adults.

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas.

Closing Date: 23 June 2024


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