EDT Sessional Mental Health Practitioner AMHP

Camden, London (Greater)
£37,638 - £43,659 per annum
28 Jan 2021
28 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full time

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The role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced EDT Sessional Mental Health Practitioner AMHP to work in a dynamic team that is linked to Camden’s out of hours Emergency Duty Team.  The role is to act as an Approved Mental Health Professional, mainly undertaking and recording formal Mental Health Act assessments in hospitals and police stations. Other tasks will include advising callers and taking on such tasks that may be necessary relevant to dealing with people with Mental Health difficulties, and other vulnerable adults.

Sessional AMHPs will work from 10am to 8pm on a weekend day or bank holiday on a rota agreed with EDT manager. They will be expected to complete Mental Health Act Assessments in Hospitals, Police Stations and exceptionally elsewhere. Appropriate forms and reports will need timely completion. Other tasks appropriate to the role may also be allocated.

Please note a degree of flexibility is required for this role as you will need to commit to doing occasional weekend daytime shifts on Saturdays, Sundays and weekends paid on an hourly basis.

Any overtime will be reimbursed on the agreed hourly rate, and any sessional AMHP has access to Camden AMHP training. Essential equipment will be provided.

Sessional AMHPs will have access to the on call EDT senior Practitioner, or EDT manager to discuss any assessments, and issues arising.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

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To be considered for this exciting opportunity the successful candidate will be a confident AMHP or eligible for re-approval, who has been qualified in the role for at least two years. You will have a good working knowledge of Mental Health legislation, and be able to complete documentation to a standard that would pass legal scrutiny. You must be able to work independently within demanding time scales and write good accurate reports. Previous experience working in an out of hour’s service, and with other client groups would be an advantage. It is also critical to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Sound knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Human Rights Act is also essential. Additional knowledge of Children’s legislation and the Care Act is highly desirable.

You will be able to work independently and efficiently, keeping a focus on the needs of each service user.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

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Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG