We have an exciting opportunity for two experienced EDT Sessional Mental Health Practitioner AMHP to work in a dynamic team that is linked to Camden’s out of hours Emergency Duty Team. The role is to act as an Approved Mental Health Professional, mainly undertaking and recording formal Mental Health Act assessments in hospitals and police stations. Other tasks will include advising callers and taking on such tasks that may be necessary relevant to dealing with people with Mental Health difficulties, and other vulnerable adults.
You will need to commit to doing occasional weekend daytime shifts on Saturdays, Sundays and weekends paid on an hourly basis.
The ideal person for this role will be an approved Mental Health Act Professional or eligible for re-approval, with a minimum of two years’ experience in the role. You must be able to work independently within demanding time scales and write good accurate reports. Previous experience working out of hours, and with other client groups would be an advantage. It is also critical to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
This post will require an enhanced DBS check.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, Oyster Cards, Cycle to Work Scheme, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
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Closing dates for applications: Monday 17 September 2018 23:59
Interviews to be held: Week Commencing 24 September 2018
Please quote reference: 180000R0
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 15 October 2018 and 19 November 2018