Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/28201/14944
  • Published: Fri 09/07/2021, 11:10 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/08/2021, 11:10 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Esher

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Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)

About the service

At Surrey County Council, we have a robust Mental Health Service. Teams within the service, support each other to deliver the best services to our residents. The MH service understands the pressures around the AMHP role and is constantly innovating to provide AMHPs with up to date tools to work in an agile way. Team managers care about your wellbeing, help you to achieve a work-life balance, provide career development opportunities and support you in your professional development.

About the role

The MH teams receive referrals screened by centralised MH duty team. As an AMHP, you would be responsible for; undertaking statutory duties as laid out in the Mental Health Act, the Care Act, undertaking section 42 safeguarding enquires, contacting service users, carers and establishing support needs. Where appropriate, you will be signposting to appropriate services, completing adult social care assessments, applying a strength-based approach to support planning, completing reviews of existing packages of care, completing joint section 117 after care planning, working with partner agencies, including CMHRS, and supporting with supervision of staff. You will provide regular support to the frontline AMHP service and will be part of the AMHP's service rota.

About you

To be shortlisted for an interview your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Professional Qualification in Social Work
  • Willing to maintain personal Approved Mental Health Professional status (Warranted)
  • 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 read the attached job profile.

We can offer you:

  • Continuous Local Government (LG) service if in LG, subject to meeting eligibility criteria
  • Mentoring and support from experienced colleagues
  • Innovative technology: laptop and mobile phones are provided. Front line staff will get touch screen hybrid devices 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 several 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 for more information


Please email Hanne Rasmussen:

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Closing date: 8 July 2021 at 23:59

Interview: Via video link. Dates to be confirmed

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

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 underrepresented 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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