Mental Health Team Manager AMHP

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Job Description JOB DETAILS Job Title: Mental Health Team Manager AMHP (Approved Mental Health Professional) Salary Range: Hay A £47,351 to £50,725 Work Location: Centenary House, Worthing, West Sussex (Required to travel countywide) Hours per week: 37 Contract type: Permanent Closing date: 30 October 2020 This exciting opportunity is for an effective Team manager who can support the Service Manager to develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures, policies and processes for the service and will be responsible for quality assurance and performance within the Hub; including taking the lead role for undertaking focussed audits and delivery of monthly activity reports. You will provide professional oversight of the activity of the AMHP Hub, ensuring risk is managed effectively, data is accurately recorded and maintained, and the service operates in a legally compliant manner, within complex legal frameworks; with an emphasis on ensuring the service delivers timely and responsive intervention following requests for Mental Health Act assessments, which can be received from a range of professionals, as well as members of the public. You will provide support and advice to the team and will be responsible for ensuring safe working practices and managing staff welfare, as well as service delivery. You may be required to deputise for the Service Manager at national and regional events and local and national networks. About You For this role you are expected to be confident in working with and offering advice about, the statutory requirements of complex pieces of legislation including, but not limited to, the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act and most specifically the Mental Health Act. As this role has a statutory responsibility, you will demonstrate good resilience due to the physical and emotional demand of the role, as failure to deliver the service properly could have very serious consequences for the council, individual customers and the wider public. There is a requirement to build relationships and influence activities, including working across and outside of the organisation to improve services. You will be passionate about the AMHP role and committed to delivering a legally compliant, safe and effective service. * Able to make sound pragmatic problem-solving decisions, which will have a wider service impact. * The ability to provide comprehensive professional advice and support within the service specialism, including tackling difficult problems of a technical, professional, resource or people related nature. * Able to communicate clearly with an ability to influence actions of others and negotiate effective business solutions. * Able to challenge existing practices and identify innovative solutions within the required framework. * To demonstrate an ability to lead supervise, coach and mentor other members of the team * Able to review effectiveness of service delivery, including individual and team performance and implement changes, where required. * To have the ability to manage conflict and operate in high risk and high-pressure environments. * Extensive knowledge of and be able to apply, a range of complex and specialist legislation i.e. the Mental Health Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act, Children Act and other relevant case law. * Significant experience as a frontline AMHP. * Experience of working at a senior level either as a manager or Senior Practitioner. * Experience of working with finite resources and managing budgets. APPLICATION DETAILS Contact details If you would like to know more about the role please email us ensuring you leave a contact number at and one of the team will contact you. Application information The reference application for this role is CAFHE02851 . The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30 October 2020 Interviews will take place from the week commencing 12 November 2020 We understand and recognise that the developing situation regarding COVID-19 may impact our ability to interview you as normal. We are therefore proposing to conduct virtual interviews via platforms such as Skype or via Telephone interviews if guidance on social distancing remains in place during the interview period . How to apply To apply, please upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role by clicking on 'apply for job' below. Please ensure any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the role profile below as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, Social Work England registration, 5 years referencing and health checks. West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people.

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