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, strength-based 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 be active citizens within their community.
As part of delivering services to all Surrey residents who meet social care criteria in line with the Care Act in relation to their mental health needs, we are looking for enthusiastic and qualified Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) who can provide effective support for people with mental health needs using a strength based approach to enable individuals to live as independently as possible with more choice and control.
You will be responsible for undertaking statutory duties under the Care Act and Mental Health Act. Community AMHP’s will provide regular support to the frontline AMHP service and be part of a rota for the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service.
Mental health locality teams receive referrals screened by our centralised mental health duty team. Success in this role would see you:
- undertaking section 42 safeguarding enquires, making contact with service users and carers and establishing support needs
- where appropriate signposting to appropriate services, completing adult social care assessments whilst applying a strength based approach to support planning
- completing reviews of existing packages of care and completing joint section 117 after planning
- working with partner agencies to include CMHRS’, and supervision of staff.
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 a number of AMHP roles across the following locations. The salary and supplement are pro rata for part time contracts.
Full time positions & locations
1 x Full time posts Esher KT10 9SD
2 x Full time post Woking GU21 6YL
1 x Full time post Godalming GU7 1HR
1 x Full time post Tandridge RH8 0BT
Part time positions & locations
1 x Part time post (18 hours) Guildford GU2 4BB
1 x Part time post (18 hours) Addlestone KT15 2AH
1 x Part time post (18 hours) Camberley GU15 3HD
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 these roles please contact either:
Hanne Rasmussen on 07968 833111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or Charlotte MacGregor on 07968 833095 or email email@example.com
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Friday 18th September 2020
Interview date 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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