Northumberland County Council is looking for passionate, licensed mental health professionals who want to provide high quality adult mental health services. If you want to work in an innovative learning organisation, with great training and great benefits, Northumberland County Council is the place to advance your career. At Northumberland, we support our AMHPs to ensure they have the resources and environment they need to make a real difference. We are keen to appoint enthusiastic and experienced AMHPs who share our vision in developing the AMHP role. We have a centralized AMHP Team Manager, who is the single point of contact for all countywide Mental Health Act Assessment requests, you will be part of an established team whose role involves working of cases in locality teams and you will work from a base locality.
The full-time AMHP works 3 12-hour shifts from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and has a part-time case load.
This model provides the opportunity to apply your professional/professional skills, values and specialist knowledge in the context of working with complex ethical and legislative processes. You must be able to work flexible hours, which includes availability outside working hours for AMHP duties only on a rotational basis.
Ability to drive and own transportation is required due to the nature of the work. All positions require the post holder to act as AMHP on behalf of Northumberland County Council, undertake work on mental health law and provide consultation, support and assistance to wider community teams.
What we are looking for:
The candidate should be able to work independently and have extensive experience working with individuals, caregivers and families within a crisis intervention model of care. The incumbent will be expected to provide a range of assessment and care interventions that will promote mental health well-being and social inclusion wherever possible.
To support you in your AMHP role, you will receive:
• 1 to 1 monitoring
• Access to NCC AMHP forums, for discussion and peer group intervention
• An AMHP mentor to provide additional support during your first year of employment
• 18 hours (3 days) of AMHP approval training each year
• A structured reception service
• Access to our Senior Mental Health/AMHP Social Worker to support and develop your social work practice
• Access to protected time each year to work on your professional portfolio (Social Work England registration)
• Opportunity to participate in the practical training of social workers and AMHPs in vocational training
• Access to NCC training programs.
For these roles, you must have:
• A registered professional/social qualification.
• A current qualification as a Registered Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
• Registration with Social Work England or other professional registration body.
• This role will require enhanced DBS verification
If you would like to be part of this forward-thinking service and can help us realize our vision, please apply now. For an informal discussion of these opportunities please contact Andrea Cross [email protected]
This role requires an enhanced DBS. (This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974)
All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated. A full employment history is required for this position. Please provide a full employment history, along with a satisfactory written explanation of any interruptions in employment.
Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognize the difficulties that transgender candidates in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns about the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or email [email protected] We operate a guaranteed interview program for candidates with disabilities who meet the essential criteria. All applications for part-time work will be considered based on the requirements of the position and the needs of the service.
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