EDT Sessional Mental Health Practitioner AMHP
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/21/141910
  • Published: Fri 30/04/2021, 16:35 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £28:00 per hour
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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EDT Sessional Mental Health Practitioner AMHP

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced EDT Senior Practitioner to work in a dynamic team that is linked to Camden’s out of hours Emergency Duty Team.

The EDT Senior Practitioner will respond appropriately to any Social Work emergencies out of normal office hours that cannot wait until the working day. This will include those from Children and Families, Looked-after Children, Youth offending, Vulnerable Adults, Learning Disability and Mental Health. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing Child Protection referrals, and working with the police and hospitals to ensure that children and Young people are kept safe until work can be picked up the next working day.

Additionally the EDT SP will act as the corporate parent on behalf of the local authority to ensure well-being of looked after children. Support and advice will also be given to families in cases of urgency.

Similarly, the EDT Senior Practitioner will respond to and resolve issues concerning vulnerable adults, and those with severe and enduring Mental Health concerns, including formal Mental Health Act Assessments

Additionally you will offer supervision and support to any social workers working out of office hours, and help plan the work of any individual sessional workers specifically allocated to EDT.

Over a 10 week rota, the EDT senior practitioner works as a lone practitioner 10 night shifts on weeknights (5pm-9am) and 8x 12hr weekend slots (4 weekend out of 10) (Pro-rata for part time workers)

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

To be considered for this exciting opportunity the successful candidate will be a confident AMHP or eligible for re-approval, who has been qualified in the role for at least two years. You will have a good working knowledge of Mental Health legislation, and be able to complete documentation to a standard that would pass legal scrutiny. You must be able to work independently within demanding time scales and write good accurate reports. Previous experience working in an out of hour’s service, and with other client groups would be an advantage. It is also critical to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Sound knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Human Rights Act is also essential. Additional knowledge of Children’s legislation and the Care Act is highly desirable.

You will be able to work independently and efficiently, keeping a focus on the needs of each service user.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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