Saturday , April 13 2024

Reading Council Careers – Approved Mental Health Professional

Website Reading Borough Council

Job Description:

You will be part of the AMHP & Forensic Mental Health Social Care Team, with the main role focusing on carrying out the statutory requirements of the AMHPs as indicated on the Mental Health Act 1983(2007), the AMHPs carry no caseloads.

Additional duties if you are a Best Interest Assessor (BIA) could be to fulfil Best Interest Assessments (BIA) when not completing Statutory AMHP duties or other partnership work with communities and our partners.

You need experience of working with service users, carers and families within a crisis intervention model of care and will be expected to provide a response to requests for consultation, advice and assessment to Reading residents in mental health crisis.

The applicant needs to be a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), preferably currently approved to practice as an AMHP, in accordance with the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) and AMHP Regulations 2008 and have significant experience of working with the Mental Health Act.

The individual should be registered with Social Work England or if you have other relevant professional qualification to have a current registration with your professional regulator.

The post is full time, Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week, (consideration will be given to part-time working and can be discussed at interview).

We are a small, enthusiastic, friendly, and well-led team comprised of supportive and experienced AMHPs, Forensic Social Workers and a Psychologist, who carry out the statutory requirements of the AMHPs and Social Supervision role under the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007)., You must be able to work autonomously and be a good team player and have the ability to undertake complex assessments, ongoing risk assessment whilst considering safeguarding issues is a significant part of the role as well as excellent knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, European Convention of Human Rights and other relevant legislation is expected.


Job Details:

Company: Reading Borough Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Reading, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A


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