Northumberland County Council are looking for passionate Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) who are keen to deliver a high-quality, Adult Mental Health service. If you want to work in an innovative learning organisation, with excellent training and great benefits, Northumberland County Council is the ideal place to progress your career. At Northumberland, we support our AMHPs to ensure they have the resources and environment they need to make a real difference. We are keen to appoint enthusiastic and experienced AMHPs who can share our vision in the development of the AMHP role.
We have a AMHP team manager, who is the single point of contact for all requests for Mental Health Act assessment across the County and you will be part of an established AMHP team whose role involves case work in locality teams, and you will work from a locality base. Full time AMHP's work 3 12 hour shifts from 8:00am-8:00pm and have a part time case load. This model offers the opportunity to continue the development and application of your Social Work/ Professional skills, values and specialist knowledge in the context of working with complex ethical and legislative processes. You must be able to work flexible hours which includes providing out of hour’s standby for AMHP duties only on a rota basis. The ability to drive and to have your own transport is required due to the nature of the work.
Main Responsibilities include
act as an AMHP on behalf of Northumberland County Council, undertaking Mental Health Act work.
work autonomously and have extensive of working with individuals, carers and families in a mental health crisis.
provide consultation, support, and assistance to the wider community teams.
provide a range of assessments and care interventions to promote mental health well-being and social inclusion wherever possible.
What we offer:
To support you in your AMHP role you will receive: • 1 to 1 supervision • Access to NCC AMHP Forums, for peer group discussion & intervention • An AMHP mentor to provide additional support in your first year of employment • 18 hours (3 days) of AMHP approval training in each year • A structured induction service • Access to our Mental Health Social Worker/Lead AMHP to support and develop your social work practice • Access to protected time each year to work on your professional portfolio (Social Work England registration) • Opportunity to be involved in the practice education of Social Workers and AMHPs undertaking professional training • Access to NCC training programmes.
We have full time and part time positions available, please note your preference on the application form.
The salary range is £38,553 - £42,614 Band 9 (pro rata for part time employees)
For these roles you must hold:
• A registered Professional/Social Work qualification. • A current Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) qualification • Registration with Social Work England or other Professional registering body. • This role will require an Enhanced DBS check
If you want to be part of this forward-thinking service and can help us to achieve our vision, please apply now.
For further information please see the attached job description and person specification here
For an informal discussion about these opportunities, please contact JoAnn.Brennan@Northumberland.gov.uk
To apply please click the Apply Now link below.