AMHP – Essex County Council

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  • Salary:
    £42,900 - £46,475 / per annum + additional perks
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Social Care
  • Deadline:
    18th January 2020

Job Description

Social Personnel are now recruiting AMHPs for Essex’s adult locality service.


  • Responsible for carrying out, coordinating and managing the process of Mental Health Act assessments, consistent with legal and statutory obligations working flexibly and at times outside the core operating hours of the team in accordance with demand.
  • Develop alternative plans to admission as required that gain commitment to solutions that drive the care required for each individual’s needs.
  • Accountable for working within the statutory legal framework, policy and guidance in line with legislative and organisational standards within the Care Act 2015 (e.g. MCA / DoLs / CHC/ MHA1983 AMHP regulations and associated codes etc).
  • Work collaboratively building effective relationships with internal and external partnerships and stakeholders and the voluntary sector to undertake Mental Health Act assessments offering a counter social perspective to the medical views of mental disorder. Accountable for conducting assessments and plan responses to safeguard vulnerable adults include intervention as required.
  • Triage referrals offering guidance, support and redirection if appropriate and within the spirit of the mental health act.
  • Work with the Team Manager in the formulation of policies and procedures to ensure the smooth running of the service.
  • Work with families, communities and individuals to support people with complex mental health needs supporting the Council’s wider strategic aims.
  • Attends meetings, reviews, case conferences and court hearings to provide information, insight and evidence, providing reports where appropriate.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

What you need:

  • Previous experience operating as an AMHP
  • QSW Status – including qualification, HCPC registration and completed ASYE
  • previous experience working with local authorities.
  • Right to work in the UK.


Role Specific Benefits:

Benefits of working with Social Personnel:

  • As a Top Tier agency across many local authorities nationwide, Social Personnel have access to jobs earlier than other agencies, giving you the best chance at securing the role.
  • A way to give back to charitable organisations/disadvantaged young people, through our partnership with Youth at Risk, now known as GRIT
  • Simplistic payroll process, taking away the hassle from you – just enjoy your hard earned money each week
  • Training and development opportunities which meet the needs of your career and are tailored to you
  • Receive a £250 referral bonus for every social worker sent to us who gets placed.
  • Your own highly experienced recruitment consultant and dedicated aftercare team
  • Boat Parties, prize giveaways and much, much more…

If you are interested in this position please submit application below or call Trey on 0203 929 4008.