Approved Mental Health Professional for the Forensic Services (Dorking based)

Employer: Surrey County Council

  • Reference: 1235611
  • Published on: Fri 24/02/2012 16:25 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 09/03/2012 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours:
  • Salary: £32,169 per annum + £1,500 per annum supplement
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Clarendon House, West Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1QJ

Working with our County Community Forensic Service, you’ll be part of a an integrated staff group that include psychologists, CPNs, AMHPs and psychiatrists who work closely together as a dedicated group committed to balancing public interest and improving the lives of those with serious mental health problems and serious offending.

We are looking for an individual with a minimal of 2 years AMHP experience who is an effective team player in a high profile and specialist small service where you will be required to have excellent risk assessment skills, report writing skills and an awareness of criminal justice services and part 3 of the Mental Health Act. You will be required to manage a small complex caseload of clients with severe and enduring mental health problems and risk of serious public offences.

In relation to the mental health act you will be responsible for undertaking statutory duties and be part of a duty rota for the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service. You’ll also manage the 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.

To join us, you should have a Professional Qualification in either Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Nursing or Psychology and Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status, advanced mental health training and substantial post qualifying experience that should include direct work with those who have mental health problems. In addition to this, you should have a working knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Andrea Killick (Senior AMHP) or Danny Jones (Service Manager) on 01932723188.

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.

Closing Date: 9 March 2012

Equal Opportunities

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.

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