This role has a starting salary of £44,614 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week (pro-rated for part time roles) 21.6 hours or 18 hours per week, supplemented with an annual AMHP allowance of £1,500 (pro rata for part-time roles).
We are excited to be hiring Approved Mental Health Professionals to join our fantastic Mental Health teams. The teams are based in Leatherhead, Reigate, Tandridge, Woking, Runnymede, Waverly and Guildford (one vacancy per team).
Rewards and Benefits
- 26 days' holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
- Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
- An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
- Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
- Paternity, adoption and dependants leave
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
- 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
- Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources
- AMHP allowance of up to £1,500 per annum.
About the Team
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.
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.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- 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.
- The closing date for this advert is 31/03/2024 although applications will be reviewed, and appointments made, on an on-going basis.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Before submitting your application, we recommend you read the job description. Our Life at Surrey handbook also attached provides insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
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.