Adult Approved Mental Health Professional

Adult Approved Mental Health Professional

Posted 5 days ago


Adult Approved Mental Health Professional
Location: South East

Pay rate:  £40 per hour

We are looking for experienced and passionate Adult AMHP to join the  dedicated Team in the South East. As part of the Team you will be part of a fast paced, busy and supportive team. You will have the responsibility to co-ordinate an assessment and demonstrates the principles of the Mental Health Act e.g. the least restrictive principle and the participation principle. You will need to ensure the person is appropriately interviewed and if admitted to hospital that they are conveyed there in the most humane and dignified manner. You will provide the Council’s statutory emergency duty response outside of office hours, weekends and bank holidays in difficult and complex situations. The role holder will respond to adults in need of mental health assessment, safeguarding and social care emergency intervention.
The role holder will be responsible for the safe delivery of social care, ensuring the effective discharge of statutory responsibilities and the provision of a high quality standard of service. The role holder will manage safeguarding risk effectively, working within a multiagency environment to provide a professional social work service. Role holder will work in a holistic and person centred way, ensuring customers and families remain central to the processes they are part of.
The AMHP has the authority to apply for detention under the Mental Health Act and to agree to requests for Community Treatment Orders and Guardianship requests. For those trained as a Best Interest Assessor (BIAs), they can recommend a “deprivation of liberty” under the Mental Capacity Act.
Perfect candidate will be:

  • Professional Social Work qualification and to be registered with the Social Work England.
  • Must be qualified AMHP
  • Post qualification experience, along with experience of working with complex cases.
  • Willing to consent to and apply for an enhanced disclosure check.
  • Must be able to work out of hours including weekends and Bank Holidays to ensure a 24/7 all year around service.

In this role you will:

  • Effectively respond and manage to out of hours referrals. The role holder will be accountable for highly complex decision making across a range of social work duties and responsibilities.
  • Carry out assessments and share outcomes with other contributors as appropriate in an out of hours emergency duty setting.
  • Assess and where appropriate arrange admission to hospital either formally or informally, or to refer / signpost to alternative least restrictive alternatives to admission. To support the Trust in ensuring effective gate keeping of all admissions liaising with crisis and Home Treatment teams and medical colleagues as appropriate.
  • Ensure an effective safeguarding intervention within the locality or hospital setting, managing the process of investigations, protection planning and consistent recording to a required standard.
  • Manage the proper application of the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act, ensuring effective support to the most vulnerable people is sustained. Within AMHP role statutory duty to actively and creatively seek ‘least restrictive’ alternatives to compulsory admission using local resources and applying advanced professional reasoning and flexibility, as prescribed in current mental health legislation and associated Codes of Practice. The role holder will have the ability to make immediate decisions in high risk situations balancing the needs of the patient and others through positive risk taking and the management of negative risk.
  • Engage informal supports, seek resolutions in conflicts and mobilise various parts of statutory, voluntary and independent services as and when appropriate. Prepare and produce a variety of high quality and professional written documentation on behalf of the City Council in accordance with national and local policies and procedures and within agreed timescales.
  • Work in conjunction with and providing consultation to partner agencies to deliver effective planning for adults and their families to ensure positive outcomes for adults in Manchester.
  • Ensure that the practice of ethical record keeping is observed and recording is evidence based, accurate and up to date.
  • Take an active role in team and service development. This will include supervising new staff and students and leading in the development of policies, procedures and training activities, supporting the Team Manager in achieving and sustaining a high performance culture within the team.
  • Take a personal commitment to continuous self development and service improvement. Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communications.

This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:-
Dedicated consultant who has access to all roles across the UK and is available for you to speak to, easy registration process, referral schemes and incentives, ongoing compliance managed for you, prompt and reliable payroll and lots more.
This role is ideally located for those travelling from London, Bexley, Bromley, Dartford, Gravesend, Grays, Romford, Sutton, Epsom, Leatherhead, Twickenham, Croydon, Mitcham, Beckenham, Hounslow, Wembley, Harrow, Colchester, Chelmsford, Watford, Luton, Southend on Sea, Ipswich, Cambridge
We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this is not the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO (Independence Reviewing Officer), BIA (Best Interest Assessor), MASH, LAC, Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager.