Salary: 43 857 - 44 863
The advertised salary includes a supplement (JWC) to the base grade of the post. JWC supplements are conditional on the physical demands and /or working conditions of the role.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Workbase: Both Barrow in Furness and Kendal
Contract type: Permanent
Are you looking for experience within a hard-working, dedicated team of professionals?
Are you passionate about supporting adults across Cumbria?
The Mental Health Team within Adult Social Care are looking to recruit a Community Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). We are offering this as a permanent post, and this is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking for career development within Adult Social Care to gain valuable experience with our team.
As a Community AMHP, you will work as part of a community team, covering Barrow and Kendal, and you will complete assessments under the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983. The Community AMHP role involves holding a caseload and completing a mixture of planned and urgent Mental Health Act assessments.
Whilst the role is primarily office hours within Cumbria, there will be some out of county work, and on occasion work in progress may extend beyond 5pm and there are flexi arrangements in order that you can take the time back.
A strong communicator, with the ability to adapt to audience and encourage a secure and supportive environment, you will demonstrate a high level of professional capability, applying specialist knowledge to resolve problems and optimise outcomes.
The right candidate will be expected to work closely with colleagues in health across a number of teams and mental health settings. In this role, you will provide development opportunities to social work and AMHP trainees/students, offering leadership and supervision, and championing person centred recovery.
We are looking for a motivated, professional, and hard-working candidate to join us, and the ideal person will have knowledge of the assessment and care management processes, as well as a commitment to partnership working. You will be a qualified and registered social worker and approved mental health professional.
This role requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Adults.
Please read the supporting information:Post specification
We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.
Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.
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As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
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