Surrey County Council delivers high-quality care for service-users with mental health and substance misuse needs. We are leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation, and a recovery-focused approach. Our goal is for customers 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.
We currently have vacancies in our AMHP team West based in Guildford for Approved Mental Health Professionals. These posts offer exciting opportunities to help us provide a multi-disciplinary service, raise social work standards, and promote social inclusion.
We are looking for enthusiastic qualified Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) who will be responsible for undertaking statutory duties as part the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service covering West Surrey.
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.
We fully understand the challenges of day to day frontline social work, therefore we are putting tools in place to improve your work/life balance and to try and make day to day tasks more manageable. We are currently rolling out touch screen hybrid devices with detachable keyboards (replacing laptops) for front line staff. These new devices will allow staff to be more agile and reduce the need to return to the office between visits etc., allowing colleagues to change the way they work and to help avoid unnecessary travel.
Essential criteria for the role:
- Maintain personal Approved Mental Health Professional status (Warranted)
- A DBS clearance is required for all Mental Health roles
- A current full driving licence and have use of a vehicle
- Professional Qualification in Social Work,
- Post qualifying experience that should include direct work with those who have mental health needs.
- A working knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes.
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We are recruiting to 2 full time posts and 1 part time post (18 hours). The salary and supplement are pro rata for part time contracts.
We believe people are our greatest asset. That is why we have gone out of our way to give staff everything they need to make their jobs easier, and everything they need for a more rewarding career.
We offer a competitive pay structure, along with contractual benefits such as paid leave, a local government salary-related pension scheme and an annual training programme offering continual learning where applicable.
For an informal discussion or further information about this role please contact: Gemma Jones on 07805 688246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Friday 18th September 2020
Interview dates to be confirmed
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.Company Information
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