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Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

  • Location: Batley, England
  • Salary: £35 - £35 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional to fill an exclusive opportunity in Batley.

The role:

At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver our services to our communities. We know we have challenging times ahead, so we are always looking for better and smarter ways to work. Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHPs) provide an important and valued professional function working with some of the most vulnerable people in society. Your professional expertise and approach will ensure individual needs and aspirations are supported all times, risk is managed proportionately, and safeguarding is of paramount importance. You can expect commitment to your personal and career development.

Key Responsibilities:

As an AMHP you will ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 (Amended 2007) – (MHA) are met and that patient’s rights under the Act are upheld.

Early intervention and prevention are the key focus for the AMHP role, and it is anticipated that you will interchange between the AMHP hub and integrated CMHT’s as needed.

The Hub will respond to all assessments that are received from the hospitals, police and those service users who are not known to the integrated services. They will also respond to the demands felt in the integrated teams to respond to MHA assessments. The working hours of the hub will need to be flexible and a rota will be in operation.

AMHPs working in the integrated teams will carry a caseload and care co-ordinator responsibilities. Caseloads will be allocated on the basis that a person is deteriorating or have a long relationship with the MHA to enable staff to promote early intervention and prevention. It is expected that all MHA assessments requested in your own team will be prioritised and planned within your working week.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Experience: 2+ years
  • Compliance: Up to date HCPC registration and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

Working with Seven Social Care:

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