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Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

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Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
22/01/2021 12:00
£40,876 pa + allowances in line with our Single Status Agreement
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Adults and Integrated Care Services, South Tyneside
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Job details 

Closing date:
22 Jan

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Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
Adults and Integrated Care Services, South Tyneside
£40,876 pa + allowances in line with our Single Status Agreement

“South Tyneside is a fantastic place to be; with passionate people, who really care about each other; great partnership working as part of our South Tyneside Alliance; some amazing services and a real sense of community spirit.” If this sounds like the right working environment for your next career move, then come and join us in Adults and Integrated Care.

Having been highly commended in the Skills for Care Accolades awards 2020 for the most effective collaborative approach to integrated new models of care category and a finalist in the national Social Work Awards and the LGC Awards, Adult Social Care in South Tyneside continues to develop and flourish as part of our exciting journey of change.

Working as an Approved Mental Health Professional is both challenging and rewarding and we are committed under supportive leadership and regular supervision to promoting your future development and interests in this complex field.

To join us here at South Tyneside, you will be a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional with an appropriate qualification in an approved field such as Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy etc, and be a registered professional. With extensive knowledge of the Mental Health Act and high practice standards, this is the perfect opportunity for those looking to concentrate upon and further develop their AMHP skills and knowledge.

Working alongside mental health partners and supporting people through crisis, you will be assigned to our brand new dedicated AMHP Team created to deliver an effective, efficient and high-quality service to the residents of South Tyneside.

To enable AMHP’s to build effective relationships with people and their families and carers under a named worker approach, there is no requirement to carry a community caseload. You will be asked to work flexibly to support a seven-day working rota arrangement, offering a range of shift patterns between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm Monday through to Sunday for which enhanced payments will be available.

Our aim is to work with all our partners and deliver Practice to be Proud of to support the people of South Tyneside to Live Better Lives. We remain committed to developing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, of openness and transparency and of inspirational leadership, grounded in our values and behaviour framework: Moving Forward Together: Our Values; Our Behaviours; Our Future. We want to recruit people who share this aim and provide them with the training and development to do their jobs to the best of their abilities.

If you are committed to adults having choice and control over their support, maximising opportunities for independence and well-being and working in partnership, then this is the job for you. For an informal discussion about the opportunities available please contact Jeanette Penman, Principal Social Worker on 07825356424 or Antoinette O’Sullivan, Operations Manager on 0784003157.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To apply for this post please download and complete the application form which is saved in “Supporting Documents” and return this to jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk

Closing date: Noon, 22 January 2020.

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