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Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) - Community Team
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/837/9352
  • Published: Mon 16/11/2020, 0:14 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 16/12/2020, 0:14 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 per annum + AMHP supplement of £1,500 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) - Community Team

Are you an approved mental health professional (AMHP) looking for a rewarding career with an organisation that cares about your wellbeing and professional development?

If yes! Then this is your opportunity to join our dynamic team!

The AMHP mental health (MH) locality teams within the Adult Social Care (ASC) directorate at Surrey County Council (SCC), is seeking to appoint 7 approved mental health professionals; 4 full time posts (36 hours per week) and 3 part time posts (18 hours per week). The annual salary starts at £40,227, supplemented with an annual allowance of £1,500 (pro rata for part-time contracts).

Full time positions & location:

2 x Full time posts Woking GU21 6YL

1 x Full time post Godalming GU7 1HR

1 x Full time post Tandridge RH8 0BT

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

About the role

Mental health (MH) locality teams receive referrals screened by centralised MH duty team. Successful candidates would be responsible for; undertaking statutory duties as laid out in the Mental Health Act, the Care Act, undertaking section 42 safeguarding enquires, making contact with service users and carers and establishing support needs and where appropriate signposting to appropriate services, completing adult social care assessments applying a strength based approach to support planning, completing reviews of existing packages of care, completing joint section 117 after care planning, working with partner agencies to include CMHRS', and supervision of staff. AMHPs will provide regular support to the frontline AMHP service and be part of the AMHP's service rota. We will offer clear professional leadership and great opportunities to develop your career.

About you

This is an exciting opportunity for qualified Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) to join us. To be shortlisted for an interview your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Willing to maintain personal Approved Mental Health Professional status (Warranted)
  • Professional Qualification in Social Work
  • Post qualifying experience that should include direct work with those who have mental health needs
  • A current full driving licence and have use of a vehicle
  • A working knowledge of legislation, assessments, preparation of care plans, monitoring and reviewing outcomes
  • Commitment to your own professional development, including maintaining up-to-date knowledge of mental health issues

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

We can offer you:

  • Innovative technology to make day to day tasks more manageable: laptop and mobile phones are provided. Front line staff will get touch screen hybrid devices with detachable keyboards to allow you to work in an agile way and minimise unnecessary travel
  • Work/life balance: flexible working is supported where possible, including working from home or hot desking at a number of County Council sites
  • 26 days annual leave (28 after 2 years' service) plus 8 bank holidays
  • Relocation assistance of up to £8,000, subject to meeting eligibility criteria
  • Refer a friend scheme: earn up to £1000
  • A generous local government salary-related pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • Option to join our car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff for more information.
  • Interested in finding out more?

    For an informal chat, please do not hesitate to contact Charlotte MacGregor, Senior AMHP, on 07968 833095 or email

    How to apply?

    Via Surrey County Council's recruitment portal.

    Interested in our other AMHPs vacancies? Let us know in your application!

    Closing date for applications: 14th December at 23:59.

    Interview: Via video link. Dates to be confirmed.

    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 underrepresented 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.