Approved Mental Health Professional, Preston

Approved Mental Health Professional required for Lancashire County Council's dedicated AMHP Service. 6pm-12 midnight (twilight shifts) 5 nights a week on a rolling rota pattern.

Pay is up to £30 per hour Ltd.

The purpose of this job is to: To as part of a team provide a duty Approved Mental Health Professional Service for Lancashire residents who require assessment under the Mental Health Act 1983. The Approved Mental Health Professional service is a new development in Lancashire and will require a highly skilled, resilient and experienced AMHPs to undertake assessments in accordance with legislation and related Codes of Practice. The post holder will need to : • Contribute to service delivery that is person centred and outcome focussed with an emphasis on least restrictive principles and enabling recovery. • Ensure collaborative work with colleagues and with other professionals and agencies with an emphasis on a multi agency team of support being in place to work with individuals whose needs are complicated or unstable. Core tasks 1. To deliver a professional AMHP service. 2. To contribute to the delivery of personalised assessments in line with legislation and guidance and in line with county policies and procedures. 3. To contribute to the provision of high quality assessments, reviews and support plans for individuals, in consultation with the person and their carer. 4. To liaise with others involved in the service users / carers care to support decision making in future needs – such as provision of ongoing effective, support; contribute to information gathering regarding safeguarding of children and adults and effective risk management. Including clear decision making and reporting on outcomes. 5. To communicate effectively with customers, carers, other agencies and professionals to support the delivery of a co-ordinated response to customer and carer needs 6. To effectively manage your own assessment allocations and support allocation to others as part of a duty system. 7. To keep effective records in relation to the work undertaken using Social Care electronic records and health recording systems. 8. To contribute to effective team working and to service development and to work with management to identify improvements that could be introduced to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Directorate 9. To undertake continuous professional development including attendance at formal training 10. To maintain Approved Mental Health Professional status as required by the local authorities maintaining competence framework – update training, supervision, peer meeting attendance, relevant private study. The post holder is expected to carry out their duties and responsibilities in accordance with the County Council’s Policies and Procedures and the Directorate’s Statement of Principles and Standards of Conduct.

What's on offer for the Social Worker?

  • Excellent competitive pay rate
  • Excellent management structure with experienced leaders
  • Desirable location with excellent transport links
  • A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • A professional qualification in social work and experience of working with Children, in particular previous experience of Assessment work
  • Social Work England registration or Social Care Wales registration for North Wales.
  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

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