The starting salary for this role is £44,614 per annum (pro rata for part-time roles), working 36 hours, 21.6 hours or 18 hours per week, supplemented with an annual AMHP allowance of £1,500 (pro rata for part-time roles).
At Surrey, we are proud to be leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation and a recovery-focused strength-based approach.
Our goal is for our service-users to be able to be more in control of their care, making informed choices and being active citizens in their community.
We are looking for Approved Mental Health Professionals to join our team! We offer both part-time and full-time roles in frontline and community teams. The roles are based in Leatherhead, Reigate, Tandridge, Woking, Runnymede, Waverley and Guildford (one vacancy per team).
We can offer you:
- AMHP allowance of up to £1,500 per annum
- Continuous Local Government (LG) service if in LG, subject to meeting eligibility criteria
- Clear professional leadership and great opportunities to develop your career
- Work/life balance: flexible working is supported where possible (following probationary period), including working from home or hot desking at a number of County Council sites
- 26 days annual leave (28 after 2 years' service and 30 after 5 years) plus 8 bank holidays
- Relocation assistance of up to £8,000, subject to meeting eligibility criteria
- Refer a friend scheme: earn up to £1,000
- A generous local government salary-related pension.
- 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP)
- Option to join our car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits please visit our website.
In your application, we would love to hear about your
- Ability to maintain personal Approved Mental Health Professional status (Warranted
- Professional Qualification in Social Work
- Post qualifying experience that should include direct work with those who have mental health needs
- A current full driving licence and have use of a vehicle
- A working knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes
- Commitment to your own professional development, including maintaining up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues
About the role
As a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), you will be responsible for undertaking statutory duties as laid out in the Mental Health Act, the Care Act and as part of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service at Surrey County Council.
AMHPs in frontline teams undertake pure AMHP assessments while those in the community teams support the frontline team's rota as well as assist individuals, carers and families to develop support plans to meet the outcomes identified, using a strength-based approach and family/friends/community options where appropriate and eligible needs are identified.
You will be supported to contribute to the professional development of staff and students through supervision and training.
The closing date for this role is 01/01/2024, although applications will be reviewed and appointments made on an on-going basis.
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.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our website.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.