Approved Mental Health Professional Advanced Practitioner

Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£44,863 - £48,847
Posted
26 Feb 2021
Closes
13 Mar 2021
Job Ref
WLV000003368
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Approved Mental Health Professional Advanced Practitioner

Salary £44,864 to £48,847

An opportunity has arisen for experienced AMHPs to join, and help shape, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s newly formed AMHP Hub. The hub will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days per week (including Bank Holidays). We are looking to recruit highly motivated and skilled AMHPs who will work hard and to high standards.  This is an exciting and challenging role working in our culturally rich and diverse city.

The AMHP Hub will consist of 5 AMHP Advanced Practitioners, who will take a shared management approach to ensuring the delivery of a high quality and effective AMHP service in the city. They will consider requests for, and undertake, assessments under the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 (as amended 2007) as well as maintaining a sophisticated knowledge and expertise in established, and emergent, areas relevant to the field of AMHP practice.

The grade of post recognises the autonomous nature of the role, and the requirement for lone working out of hours, as well as responsibility for the running of the hub, formulating rotas, and providing supervision to other AMHPs. Additionally, the AMHP hub postholders will take a professional practice lead in developing co-operative working relations with other social care teams and external partners, and participate in policy formulation for the service.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a qualified AMHP with at least two years’ recent post-qualifying experience
  • meet the professional requirements and key competences of an AMHP as outlined in The Mental Health (Approved Mental Health Professionals) (Approval) (England) Regulations 2008
  • have completed at least 18 hours of training, per year of their qualification, relevant to their role as an AMHP
  • have experience of Adult Safeguarding
  • have a good working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

In return we offer:

  • the opportunity of working in a supportive and innovative team;
  • regular supervision and collaborative working;
  • regular Team Meetings and AMHP Forums;
  • excellent training and continuing professional development opportunities.

For further information, please contact Karen Chance (Mental Health Service Manager) on 07771 836019 or Sandra Ashton-Jones (Head of Service) on 07880175032.

Closing Date: 12 March 2021

Interviews will be held: w/c 22 March 2021

All applicants should note that these posts will require an enhanced DBS check prior to appointment.

City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria.  The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

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