Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/837/9351
  • Published: Mon 16/11/2020, 0:38 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 14/12/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum + AMHP supplement of £1,500 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)

Are you an approved mental health professional (AMHP) looking for a rewarding career with an organisation that cares about your wellbeing and professional development?

If yes! Then this is your opportunity to join our dynamic team!

The AMHP team within the Adult Social Care (ASC) directorate at Surrey County Council (SCC), is seeking to appoint 3 approved mental health professionals.

We have 2 full time posts (36 hours) and 1 part time post (18 hours), based in Farnham Road, Guildford, GU2 7LX. The annual salary starts at £40,227, supplemented with an annual allowance of £1,500 (pro rata for part-time contracts)

About the role

The role is based in our frontline AMHP team and covers the West of Surrey. As a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), you will be responsible for undertaking statutory duties as laid out in the Mental Health Act, the Care Act and as part of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service. We will offer clear professional leadership and great opportunities to develop your career. You will be supported to contribute to the professional development of staff and students through supervision and training.

About you

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) to join us. To be shortlisted for an interview your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Ability to maintain personal Approved Mental Health Professional status (Warranted)
  • Professional Qualification in Social Work
  • Post qualifying experience that should include direct work with those who have mental health needs
  • A current full driving licence and have use of a vehicle
  • A working knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes
  • Commitment to your own professional development, including maintaining up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

We can offer you:

  • Innovative technology to make day to day tasks more manageable: laptop and mobile phones are provided. Front line staff will get touch screen hybrid devices with detachable keyboards to allow you to work in an agile way and minimise unnecessary travel
  • Work/life balance: flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or hot desking at a number of County Council sites
  • 26 days annual leave (28 after 2 years' service) plus 8 bank holidays
  • Relocation assistance of up to £8,000, subject to meeting eligibility criteria
  • Refer a friend scheme: earn up to £1000
  • A generous local government salary-related pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Option to join our car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
  • Contact details

    For an informal discussion or further information about this role please contact: Gemma Jones on 07805 688246 or email gemma.jones@surreycc.gov.uk We look forward to receiving your application.

    Additional information

    The job advert closes at 23:59 on Friday 14th December 2020.

    Interview via video link dates to be confirmed.

    Interested in our other AMHPs vacancies? Let us know in your application!

    Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

    An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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