The starting salary for a full-time, 36-hour/week role is £40,227 plus an annual AMHP supplement of £1,500.
The Forensic Social Care Team within the Adult Social Care directorate at Surrey County Council, is seeking to appoint a permanent Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).
Location: Forensic Social Care Team (co-located with FOLS SABP), Unither House, Curfew Bell Road, Chertsey, KT16 9FG – but county wide with agile working.
There is a possibility for an additional 2-years’ fixed term AMHP position for someone to lead on the ASD agenda.
“Being an AMHP is a challenging but rewarding job. Surrey County Council encouraged and supported me to develop my career to become a Senior AMHP. In addition, there have been other development training opportunities, for example I chose Practice education. Also, flexible working has really helped with working full time and raising a young family. I would recommend it as a place to work.” (Charlotte, Senior AMHP & team manager)
About the service
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.
About the role
The role is based in the forensic social care team in mental health. We work in partnership with FOLS (Forensic Outreach Liaison Service) and FIND (Forensic Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disorder Service). You will be responsible for working with a caseload of complex service users who have mental health and/or who have committed serious crimes. You will perform statutory duties in line with the Care Act 2014, and Mental Health Act 1983. Additionally, you will undertake the role of Social Supervisor to those who have been detained subject to a restriction order under the Mental Health Act 1983, for which full training will be given. You will be expected to contribute to the AMHP rota.
To be shortlisted for an interview your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:
- Professional qualification in Social Work and current registration with Social Work England
- Successful completion of an ASYE programme if qualified as a social worker after June 2012
- Willing to maintain personal Approved Mental Health Professional status (Warranted)
- A minimum of 2 years of relevant post qualifying experience, including working with complex case management and experience working with service users with mental health needs
- Experience or knowledge of working with restricted clients
- A full driving licence and have use of a vehicle insured for work/business purposes is essential
- A working knowledge of current legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, undertaking placement reviews, monitoring and reviewing outcomes
- Commitment to your own professional development, including maintaining up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues
We can offer you:
- Structured mentoring and support from experienced colleagues
- Clear professional leadership, training and great opportunities to develop your career
- Innovative technology: laptop and mobile phones are provided. Front line staff will get touch screen hybrid devices to allow you to work in an agile way and minimise unnecessary travel
- Work/life balance: flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or hot desking at several County Council sites
- 26 days annual leave (28 after 2 years' service) plus 8 bank holidays
- Relocation assistance of up to £8,000, subject to meeting eligibility criteria
- Refer a friend scheme: earn up to £1000
- 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 MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff for more information
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Closing date: 16 December 2021
Interview: Via video link. Dates to be confirmed
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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.
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.