Social Worker - Approved Mental Health Professional

Lancashire County Council
Preston, Lancashire
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Are you ready for a fresh challenge? Do you want to flourish in a supportive, team focused environment? Do you want to work as part of our award winning, dedicated AMHP Service? If the answer is yes, then Lancashire County Council wants to hear from you.

We have an exciting opportunity within the Lancashire AMHP Service.

The post on offer:

Role: Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

Location: Working across the whole of Lancashire

Service: Lancashire AMHP Service

Contract Hours:


4-day working week and requirement to work one weekend per month

Daytime rota consists of 2 early shifts and 2 late/twilight shifts each week.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact:

Mark Hammond 01772 530954

Karen hacking 01772 531277

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you and you think you have what we're looking for, please apply to work with us using the documents below to support you in writing your application:

*Please ensure you have uploaded and attached your supporting statement to evidence how you meet the criteria for the role. The panel may be unable to shortlist you for interview without this evidence.

You must be registered (SWE) to be appointed as a Social Worker or have applied to register with the Social Care Council. For Social Worker/Care Manager positions where non social worker qualifications are accepted, registration is not required, and you will be appointed as a Care Manager.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and you must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

As per the Council's response to COVID-19, interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams video conferencing, support for which will be given.

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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