Approved Mental Health Professional - INTERNAL

Kirklees
Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Social Care - Adults
Approved Mental Health Professional
37
Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield, HD1 2TG
Temporary
12 months from appointment
Grade 12

£36,876 - £38,813

This job is internally restricted. To apply for this job you must be an employee of the Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date. You must also be a substantive employee (or an employee with 12 months continuous service or more) of the Council or an Apprentice. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.  

As Kirklees is transitioning into a new model of responding to Mental Health Act assessments and adult social care, numerous opportunities have arisen. The day time AMHP hub responds to MHA assessments and there is no caseload responsibility. The Out of hours posts respond to MHA assessment and any other adult social care crisis that occurs outside of office hours.

The post is a fixed term community post where the successful candidate will be expected to provide support and a preventative approach to service users to avoid hospital admission. You will undertake MHA assessments on service users within your own team; you will also hold a caseload.

Irrespective of which post you apply for, 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 social work methods to promote positive change, independence and wellbeing in accordance with assessed need, 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 England Social Work Qualification, be qualified as an AMHP and be registered with  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.

05 July 2020, 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.
To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.
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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