Senior Practitioner
Derbyshire County Council
Derby, GB
4d ago

Key responsibilities include undertaking Mental Health Act Assessments across the whole County on a rota basis, managing a small caseload of complex, predominately forensic, cases and taking a leading role in developing and supporting the AMHP service as a whole.

You will also be expected to chair VARMs and take responsibility for managing safeguarding in conjunction with the Service Manager.

This post will also carry responsibility for supervising and supporting other less experienced AMHPS and Social Workers, and providing training and briefing sessions as needed.

You will also be expected to lead on providing good quality peer group supervision within your specific area in conjunction with P&P colleagues.

This role also includes pro-actively taking responsibility for improving professional standards and providing an advisory and supportive role to colleagues in other teams.

You will participate on the rota as a duty worker, taking responsibility for allocating assessments and liaising with other teams, both internal and external, to ensure a good quality service that is in line with our statutory responsibilities and good working relationships.

Support is provided by way of regular team meetings and peer supervision and you will be expected to engage fully in this.

You will also be expected to attend meetings with other teams and agencies and represent adult care mental health as necessary.

There is also a strong commitment within the team to support social work students and Approved Mental Health Professional trainees and you will be expected to engage in this.

You should have the ability to engage in the on-going change management process and provide effective leadership to others as necessary.

There is the expectation also that you will undertake other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade of this post.

Please see the job and person profile for more information.

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