Job Reference: 56977
Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
- Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
- £33 - £33 per hour
- Temporary / Full Time
Seven Social Care is looking for an Approved Mental Health Professional to fill an exclusive opportunity in Huddersfield.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Younger Dementia Team based at Folly Hall in Huddersfield.
The team provides a specialist service for people aged 18-64 who have a diagnosis of dementia or are suspected of suffering from a type of dementia. The team was developed to provide a multi-agency approach to meet the needs of younger people with dementia, their carers and families. We have a mix of mental health nurses and social care professionals with access to occupational therapy, dietetics and psychology.
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.
- Qualifications: Degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Experience: 2+ years working with children as a qualified Social Worker in the UK.
- 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.
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