Team: Emergency Duty Team
Salary: £20.49 per hour (FTE £39,427 per annum) inclusive of shift premiums
Hours: Nil - Casual
Closing Date: Rolling advert - applications will be reviewed as and when received
Interview Date: Interviews will be offered asap for shortlisted candidates
More about the role:
In Social Services, we aim to protect our region’s most vulnerable people. By ensuring their wellbeing, we’re making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work for all. Our Emergency Duty Team is on the front line, safeguarding people out of hours. As a sessional Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP), you’ll find your greatness by helping to provide this vital statutory service.
The Emergency Duty Team is currently looking to recruit a number of nil hour / sessional Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHP’s).
The team is based in Ampthill and covers all out of hour’s social work emergencies for Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough and Luton Borough. Hours are worked on a flexible shift basis, over 7 days, including Public Holidays.
You will have significant post-qualification experience and be an Approved Mental Health Professional with some experience in safeguarding.
You will have:
- an excellent working knowledge of relevant legislation in Mental Health law and other relevant social care legislation;
- the ability to use risk assessment and other assessment skills when working with vulnerable service users out of hours;
- great organisational skills to enable efficient management of a busy work load
- the ability to work both independently and as part of a team with a willingness to work flexible hours.
In return you will receive: good team support on shift; regular supervision; access to management support at all times; opportunities for building on existing skills and knowledge as well as opportunities for transferring skills to new specialist areas; the opportunity to experience AMHP practice across three local authorities; an opportunity to be part of a team that is constantly evolving to meet the challenges of an emergency out of hours social care team whilst practicing as an emergency AMHP.
Use of a car is essential.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Natalie.Oatham@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 6480.