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Approved Mental Health Professional Part Time

Approved Mental Health Professional Part Time

Posted 27 March by Sanctuary Personnel
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Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a new permanent position available for a Approved Mental Heath Professional within the Adult Service to work Part Time based in Bath.

The salary for this permanent AMHP job is up to £39,571 per annum

Main duties:

  • To work as part of the AMPH service for Bath & North East Somerset’s People and Communities Services and undertake Mental Health Act assessments. To work closely with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust, Virgin Care and Health, and other agencies in order to deliver this.
  • To be professionally responsible for action in situations where personal liberty or safety is at stake.
  • When prescribed by a Team Manager, may be expected to concentrate on specific areas of work within specialised areas of client groups according to organisational needs.
  • To maintain case records and general administration related to the caseload as per departmental procedures so that work can be regularly reviewed.
  • To participate with the department’s staff development programmes and the promotion of specialist skills.
  • To carry out such other duties as are required and as are commensurate with the grade of the post.
  • When carrying out the functions under the Mental Health Act the AMHP is personally responsible for actions and decisions and must not act at the behest of supervisors or anyone else.
  • To ensure that any intervention is the least restrictive necessary in the circumstances.
  • To co-ordinate assessments under the Mental Health Act including a multi-agency liaison role with doctors, police, ambulance and other services.
  • Consultation with Nearest Relative as part of the Mental Health Act assessment in accordance with the legislation and advising the Nearest Relative of his/her rights and the patient’s rights and of the outcome of the assessment.
  • Where a carers needs are identified through the Mental Health Act assessment, to take responsibility to ensure a referral is made for these needs to be formally assessed (if agreed by the carer).
  • Where an application for detention is made under the Mental Health Act, advising the detained person of their rights.
  • Maintain and keep up-to-date a portfolio which records Mental Health Act assessments and other statutory pieces of work undertaken, personal development and skills training undertaken, any supervision of AMHP trainees carried out and any other relevant practice.
  • Take responsibility for personal development needs in relation to AMHP practice, through attendance at appropriate training, reading, attendance at AMHP meetings and other ways of keeping up-to-date with mental health legislation and practice.
  • Use professional supervision to ensure the effective provision of mental health services to service users and carers and to further professional development.

Requirements of this AMHP job:

  • A social Work Qualification or equivalent.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation.
  • Continual professional development.
  • Social Work England registered.

This AMHP is advertised by Zehnn Young; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.

Reference: 52388319

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