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Approved Mental Health Professional

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£37,890 - £39,880
Closing date
18 Oct 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health
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Full time
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An opportunity has arisen in the Kirklees area. The AMHP hub responds to MHA assessments and holds Social Supervisor responsibility. There is no caseload responsibility.

You will be fully supported by a dedicated team to undertake this complex and demanding role.

You will provide an important and valued professional function working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. Your professional expertise and approach will ensure individual needs and aspirations are supported at all times, risk is managed proportionately and safeguarding is of paramount importance. You can expect commitment to your personal and career development.

You will need to be compliant with the Mental Health Act, Human Rights Act, Mental Capacity Act and associated Codes of Practice to fulfil your duties in this role.

You will need to have experience of working with the service user group and be able to use your skills to assess risk and promote good practice and the best possible outcome for the service user. You will also work closely with other teams and individuals to promote positive change, independence and wellbeing whilst promoting choice and control for adults and carers.

Working knowledge of relevant legislation and ability to apply legislation to practice including the Children Act 1989 is required and good IT skills to support accurate and timely case recordings.

You must hold a recognised Social Work Qualification, be qualified as an AMHP and be registered with the Social Work England.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving license and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.

In order to be short-listed for this job please show how you meet the criteria as listed on the Employee Specification as detailed on the Job Profile. CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date

18 October 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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AMHP Hubs Job Profile.pdf – 321KB

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