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Approved Mental Health Professional

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:AMHP Team, Anstey Frith, County Hall, Groby Road, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:16 April 2021 at midnight 

Approved Mental Health Professionals- Core AMHP Team Roles (1.7 FTE vacant, full and part-time roles available)
Permanent at Grade 12, starting at £36,711- £40,491 pro rata + AMHP market premia of two increments (currently awarded up to 30/09/2021, taking salary to £39,132- £43,200)
During Covid restrictions the post will be based from home, although the completion of Mental Health Act assessments will remain face to face. The role is usually based at County Hall in Glenfield, Leicestershire and will be for 37 hours a week Monday to Friday (although flexible working arrangements/ reasonable adjustments can be discussed as per LCC’s Flexible Working Policy).
Following the successful creation of our core AMHP Team in late 2017, we are delighted to grow this team further and are looking for positive, flexible and enthusiastic AMHP’s to be part of our expansion. The team is supportive, welcoming and knowledgeable and we’re keen to recruit people who will contribute to this dynamic.
Skilled in risk management, you will be able to work in partnership with people, their families, communities and across our interagency colleagues. Core AMHP’s take an active role in developing the service and the successful candidate will be encouraged to play a part in this ongoing.
We are aware of the challenging and demanding role of the AMHP and continue to work hard to encourage a positive work/ life balance for our core staff. Working in a core team of 6 FTE AMHP’s and supported by pooled AMHP’s from across the County, you will work a rota of split shifts (Monday to Friday only, either 08:30- 17:00 or 12:00- 20:00) to complete MHA assessments for the people of Leicestershire and Rutland. Ideally you will be an experienced AMHP professional, however we are happy to encourage applications from all levels of AMHP experience from diverse professional backgrounds.
At times additional tasks such as CTO considerations, social circumstances reports, Tribunal/ Managers hearing attendance, safeguarding enquiries and other social care duties as per the job description may be required. We also have an expectation that AMHP’s undertake their stage 3 Higher Specialist training and provide PMA support to trainee AMHP’s, as well as providing staff with a comprehensive package of AMHP specific and mandatory training. We may also require core AMHP’s to complete MHA assessments on their admin days at times of exceptional demand, but aim to protect this time as far as possible with all additional tasks being negotiated and completed within your agreed hours.
Any additional hours accrued due to the unpredictable nature of MHA will be remunerated as TOIL, or paid if this cannot be accommodated in line with our local policy. Travel outside of the Leicestershire and Rutland area may be required at exceptional times and will be agreed in advance.
  • Approved Mental Health Professional qualification (and underpinning professional qualification required for this role, i.e. Social Worker, LD/MH nurse, O/T or Chartered Psychologist)
  • Current Social Work England/ NMC/ HCPC/ British Psychological Society professional registration.
We are planning to shortlist the week after the closing date, with interviews planned for 30/04/2021 and 04/05/2021.
This post is the subject of an Enhanced DBS check.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquires or more information please contact AMHP Service manager Kelly Kaiser Tel: (0116) 3051032, Email: (please note due to A/L Kelly will be available from 29/03/2021. Please send an email/ leave an answerphone message for a response after that date).
We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.  
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.
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