Sessional Approved Mental Health Professional - Rolling Advert

Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£25 - £25
Posted
03 Nov 2020
Closes
02 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full time

Greenwich Mental Health Service

24 Hour Centralised Approved Mental Health Professional Team 

 Sessional Social Worker/Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) 

To provide the highest standard of care our professionals need a well organised team around them.  We are continuing to establish a bank of sessional AMHPs to provide additional out of hours, weekend and Bank Holiday, Standby/On-call cover. 

You must have experience of working with service users, carers and families within a crisis intervention model of care and will be expected to provide a response to requests for consultation, advice and assessment to Greenwich residents in mental health crisis.  You must be able to work autonomously and have the ability to undertake complex assessments, risk assessment and risk management work.

For this role you must have

  • A social work/relevant professional qualification and current Social Work England registration or registration with your professional regulator.  

You must also be

  • A qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (In accordance with the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) and AMHP Regulations 2008 and have significant experience of Mental Health Act work.

We will intermittently review the applications as part of this open advert, therefore if successful, you will be shortlisted and contacted at any time. 

For an informal discussion please contact:

Alex Greenchester (Lead Mental Health Social Worker)

Landline: 0208 836 8610

Email:  Alex.greenchester@nhs.net 

3 month rolling advert - Closing date: 2nd February 2021

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

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

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Full Employment History: 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.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.