Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first
This is an exciting time to join Hillingdon Council. We're looking for dedicated and professional Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHPs) to join our newly formed Mental Health Adult Social Work service. This specialist service is part of the wider Adult Social Work service, based at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge.
About the role
You will be working as a Social Worker/AMPH in the specialist Adult Mental Health Social Work service, providing social care services to adults known to secondary and/or specialist mental health services, along with undertaking AMHP duties.
Social workers have a crucial part to play in improving mental health outcomes for Hillingdon residents. You will be working in partnership with residents, families and carers, as well as other professionals, to optimise involvement and provide collaborative solutions. You will need to use all your social care skills to engage with people in creative ways, to find out what matters to individuals and to promote their recovery and independence.
We work to support people to live in the community and working with families and local communities is central to our approach, as we know this achieves the best outcomes for people. Developing a whole-system responses with our key partners is critical to providing good quality care and outcome focused solutions to delivering the right support.
We appreciate the very specific skills, knowledge and experience that AMHPs bring. In recognition of this, our practicing AMHPs are recognised as Advanced Social Work Practitioners. We offer a competitive starting salary; access to monthly support and supervision; manageable caseloads; annual AMHP-specific training; alongside the existing AMHP forum. Within the wider service, we offer social workers an opportunity to undertake AMHP training, along with many other CPD opportunities.
We're looking for AMHPs who are dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. Strong social care values, flexibility, a 'can do' approach and professional high standards are essential, as will be the ability to robustly advocate for people's human rights.
In essence, we are looking for people who are passionate about doing the right thing.
What we offer
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact:
Jo Haigh (Mental Health Service Manager/AMHP Lead) on 07933 396730
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.