AMHP, £42ph, Emergency Duty Service, Swindon

AMHP, £42ph, Emergency Duty Service, Swindon

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AMHP, £42ph, Emergency Duty Service, Swindon
Pertemps are recruiting for a qualified and experienced AMHP to join the Emergency Duty Service.
Swindon’s Emergency Duty Service is the Local Authority’s Out of Hours first point of contact for anyone who is concerned about the immediate safety and protection of a child, young person, or vulnerable adult. The team is responsible for delivering a high quality and responsive service to children, young people, and vulnerable adults. EDS covers a wide spectrum of social work practice. They predominantly undertake a range of assessments and interventions. The majority of EDS work is Child Protection and urgent Mental Health Act assessments. The team works closely with police and health protection partners, ensuring the provision of an effective comprehensive service.

Responsibilities/ duties:

  • You will ensure Local Authority statutory responsibilities in accordance with the Children Act 1989, the Mental Health Act 1983, and other relevant legislation, responding to urgent situations that cannot wait until the next working day.
  • You will provide an essential social work service out of normal office hours through the night-times, weekends and holiday periods, covering a rota.
  • In this role you will lead child protection investigations and assess/support children in need. In so doing, you will act immediately to secure the protection and safety of children including the placement of children in foster care.
  • You should have excellent assessment and prioritisation skills and use these to instigate timely interventions and promote positive outcomes in line with national standards.
  • You will be required to prepare and submit emergency court applications out of hours and represent the Council to ensure the protection and welfare of all children and vulnerable adults.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years post qualification experience in a Child Protection or Mental Health setting; have HCPC registration and hold an approved Mental Health Professional award.
This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:

  • A Dedicated consultant who has access to all roles across the UK and is available for you to speak to
  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more

Please contact Aishah Hassan on for more information.
We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this isn’t the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO, BIA, MASH, LAC Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager