About the role
Surrey County Council delivers high-quality care for service-users with mental health and substance misuse needs. We are leading the way in implementing new ways of working in personalisation, and a recovery-focused, strength-based approach. Our goal is for customers to be able to make informed choices about the services they use, be more in control of their care, and to be active citizens within their community.
As part of delivering services to all Surrey residents who meet social care criteria in line with the Care Act in relation to their mental health needs, we are looking for enthusiastic and qualified Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) who can provide effective support for people with mental health needs using a strength based approach to enable individuals to live as independently as possible with more choice and control.
You will be responsible for undertaking statutory duties under the Care Act and Mental Health Act and be part of a rota for the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service.
We will offer clear professional leadership and great opportunities to develop your career. You will be supported to offer supervision, training and professional development of staff, students and volunteers, and be responsible for your own personal training in order to maintain up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues.
We fully understand the challenges of day to day frontline social work, therefore we are putting tools in place to improve your work/life balance and to try and make day to day tasks more manageable. We are currently rolling out touch screen hybrid devices with detachable keyboards (replacing laptops) for front line staff. These new devices will allow staff to be more agile and reduce the need to return to the office between visits etc., allowing colleagues to change the way they work and to help avoid unnecessary travel.
To join us, you should have a Professional Qualification in Social Work, and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status and post qualifying experience that should include direct work with those who have mental health needs. In addition to this, you should have a working knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes. You should also hold a current full driving licence and have use of a vehicle to undertake this role.
Essential criteria for the role:
- Maintain personal Approved Mental Health Professional status (Warranted)
- A DBS clearance is required for all Mental Health roles
To join us, you should have a Professional Qualification in Social Work and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status and post qualifying experience that should include direct work with those who have mental health needs. In addition to this, you should have a working knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes.
You should also hold a current full driving licence and have use of a vehicle to undertake this role.
We currently have the below positions available:
Full time positions & location
- 1 x Full time posts - Esher, KT10 9SD
- 1 x Full time post - Oxted, RH8 0BT
- 2 x Full time post - Woking, GU21 6YL
- 1 x Full time post - Godalming, GU7 1HR
Part time positions & location
- 1 x Part time post (18 hours) Guildford, GU2 4BB
- 1 x Part time post (18 hours) Addlestone, KT15 2AH
- 1 x Part time post (18 hours) Camberley, GU15 3HD
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion or further information about these roles please contact either Hanne Rasmussen on 07968 833111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Charlotte MacGregor on 07968 833095 or email email@example.com
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 7th June 2020. Interview date(s) to be confirmed.
Please note due to the Coronavirus and current health situation, if you are shortlisted for interview you may be offered to interview virtually via one of the following options: Skype, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp Video Calls or standard video calls on mobiles as an alternative to a face to face interview.
Phone calls are an option, however, will offer limited ability for us to engage with candidates in the same way face to face allows. SCC will communicate with candidates in advance to confirm the most suitable interview method.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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