SW Locums are looking for a Social Worker Advanced Mental Health Practitioner (Qualified AMHP) to work within a 24/7 busy dedicated AMHP team. The team work on a shift basis and additional AMHPs are required to supplement the team.
To carry a caseload of Service Users with complex need. To model and facilitate reflective practice, support Social Workers in managing complex caseloads and provide professional supervision where required.
To support the management team in the development and leadership of the Social Care work force in order to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of vulnerable adults and their families to deliver high quality services and standards.
To provide leadership and knowledge to colleagues (and other professionals) in situations of high complexity. To provide constructive challenge to enhance practice, procedures and policies, promote innovation and introduce new ways of working from recognised sites of excellence.
Specific capabilities required:
- To fulfil duties required of an AMHP as defined by the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983 (as amended Mental Health Act 2007), Code of Practice (as amended 2015) and Mental Health Act regulation (2008).
- Undertake Mental Health Act duties in line with operational arrangements as defined by the directorate. For specified teams (e.g. AMHP team) there may be a requirement in order to deliver integrated services with health (and where there is a demonstrable need due to the Council’s legal duties), to work within a 24 – 7 shift pattern.
NB: Any work within core hours or outside of core hours will be subject to agreed standard enhancements and/or allowances.
- To fulfil all operational roles related to AMHP work, including (but not limited to) Duty AMHP Manager, Duty AMHP or AMHP, as defined by the Directorate.
- Attend Section 117 meetings as a representative of the Local Social Services Authority when required to do so.
- Request where appropriate, an independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) or an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) to represent a qualifying service user.
- Act as Appropriate Adult under PACE legislation where appropriate and requested by the Directorate.
- Contribute as required to the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to their area of work and to undertake other duties as commensurate with grade.
- To complete statutory ‘Best Interest Assessments’ and other necessary assessments within the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards framework, legislation, code of practice and local guidance, including involvement in cases that require applications to the Court of Protection.
- To fulfil duties required of a BIA as defined by the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, Code of Practice and related guidance.
- Present cases at a legal hearing and exercise the appropriate use of independence, authority and autonomy.
- The post holder will be expected to be committed to continuous workplace learning, which may include undertaking formal training, as part of both individual and organisational development. To provide a source of expertise and develop specialist knowledge as required.
- Authorise medical fee’s and other associated fee’s related to the legislative role.
At SW Locums you can expect:
- Constant support with your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable consultant.
- No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice.
- Fastest and accurate payments available.
- Contact available 24/7.
- Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide.
- Free DBS and compliance service.
- Access to on-going training opportunities.
- Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation scheme offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.
- Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *
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