About the Role
We are developing a brand-new AMHP service, those joining us will have the opportunity to work as part of a newly created specialist team, working closely with partners to shape what this service will look like, now and into the future.
There is no better reward than to know you have supported, and in some situations, possibly helped to save someone's life.
You will work in line with the MHA 1983, including carrying out mental health assessments for adults and children. Ensuring the best possible outcome for those using the service will be high on your agenda as will compliance with current legislation, policies and procedures.
You will have the opportunity to work alongside and share knowledge with colleagues from other areas of the service such as Adult Social Care, Safeguarding Team and Health colleagues.
You’ll also work closely with partners within the wider health and social care agenda, developing a whole-system response to ensure the most effective outcomes for service users, promoting the role of AMHP and acting as ambassador for the Council in local, regional and national forums.
You will not be expected to carry a caseload but will be expected to support development of the service and the work of the wider service area and directorate.
Ideally, you will be a qualified AMHP , so, you must be a registered social worker, mental health nurse, LD nurse, occupational therapist, or clinical psychologists who has successfully completed accredited post qualification training as an Approved Mental Health professional .
However, we will consider applications from those currently undertaking AMHP training (Please include details of where you are studying and your expected qualification date).
We're looking for AMHPs who are passionate about making a difference in people's lives. You must share our values : being respectful, professional resourceful and reflective.
Having excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to robustly advocate for people's human rights are a must.
Thinking of returning to AMHP practice? Contact us to discuss how we might be able to support you to join our AMHP service.
About our Offer
We recognise the importance of appropriate support in maintaining your well-being, resilience and job satisfaction. We provide comprehensive supervision, appraisal and employee well-being opportunities.
We recognise the unique challenges associated with the AMHP role and provide additional role specific support including regular AMHP forums and peer supervision sessions.
We are currently offering 13.5 and 8.5 hour shift patterns, however we remain flexible to ensure we meet the needs of both our staff and service users.
Along with a competitive salary of £39,880 - £44,863 + 15% Market Rate Supplement (agreed for 2 years) we are offering an extensive benefits package, details of which can be found in the attached brochure.
PLEASE NOTE : It is imperative that your covering letter / personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.
At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions, all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.
We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role.
You will be given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.
Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement.
We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire 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.