Approved Mental Health Professional - Forensic Service - Chertsey

Posted 3 days ago by Surrey County Council

Job Details

Forensic Approved Mental Health Professional- £39,270 (grade PS10SC) plus AMHP supplement of £1,500 per annum. for working 36 hours per week (full time). You will be based with our Community Forensic Service, Unither House, Curfew Bell Rd, Chertsey KT16 9FG

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

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.

About the Role

Surrey County Council delivers high-quality care for service-users with mental health and substance misuse needs. Our goal is for people to be able to make informed choices about the services they use, be more in control of their care, and to become active citizens within their community. Mental Health services are delivered through the integrated partnership of Surrey County Council and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We currently have a vacancy in our Community Forensic Service. We are looking for an enthusiastic and qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) who can effectively manage a complex caseload of clients with severe and enduring mental health needs whilst assessing the social care needs of individuals to deliver comprehensive care plans to meet specific needs within an integrated team. You will have an interest in forensic mental health and a good understanding of risk assessment and the mental health act.

You will be responsible for undertaking statutory duties and be part of a rota for 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 offer supervision, training and professional development of staff, students and volunteers, and be responsible for your own personal training in order to maintain up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues.

To join us, you should have a Professional Qualification in Social Work, and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status and post qualifying experience that should include direct work with those who have mental health needs. In addition to this, you should have a working knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes.

You should also hold a current full driving licence and have use of a vehicle to undertake this role.

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

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20th January 2019.

Interview date to be confirmed.

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Reference: 37026911

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