Senior Social Work Practitioner AMHP

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Job Description JOB DETAILS Job Title: Senior Social Work Practitioners AMHP (Approved Mental Health Professional) Salary Range: Grade 11 £36,922 to £39,880 Work Location: Centenary House, Worthing, West Sussex (Required to travel countywide) Hours per week: 37 Contract type: Permanent Closing date: 30 October 2020 Join us - make a difference in our communities West Sussex Services are undergoing a period of transformation. This is an exciting time to join the County and be part of a new specialist Mental Health Social Work Service, that incorporates Older People's and Working Age Mental Health Social Work Teams and a new Countywide AMHP Service. We are building a centre of excellence and are keen to recruit passionate and committed individuals, who hold the same values that we do. This is a new role created as part of the modernising and organisational changes of mental health services in West Sussex. Working within a service where the emphasis is the delivery of a timely, responsive and legally compliant intervention, following requests for Mental Health Act assessment. Requests are received from a range of partnership agencies professionals, as well as members of the public. The ability to triage, risk assess and manage competing demands is a fundamental core requirement. The Hub will consist of a Team Manager and two Senior Social Worker AMHPs who work 9am-5pm and eight Social Worker AMHPs who work on a rolling rota, over a 24hr period. Shifts will typically be early, late and night. About You As a senior Social Work Practitioner you must be able to work autonomously and have extensive experience of delivering effective, efficient and high-quality social work interventions to promote positive change, independence and wellbeing when working with service users, carers and families. To be successful in this role you be able to work effectively under pressure, managing the competing demands of a busy service. You will be able to demonstrate robust and clinically sound triage skills using risk management and assessment models. As part of this role you will be expected to allocate work based on urgency, risk, and priority in negotiation with other agencies and partners. You must be resilient, reflective and resourceful and be able to work with limited managerial * To work in partnership with wider Mental Health Services (both SPFT and WSCC), to enable early identification of individuals who may be deteriorating and plan appropriate interventions. * To triage referrals, assess risk and prioritise for response. * To undertake assessment under the Mental Health Act and manage complex and diverse cases appropriately, including where appropriate making an application for admission to hospital. * To prepare and present reports for mental health reviews, tribunals in respect of services users who are subject to detention under the MHA 1983. Undertake assessments and reviews for people on Community Treatment Orders. * To liaise closely with acute in-patient wards to enable early identification of people who may need further assessment and detention. * To provide professional supervision and leadership to "spoke" AMHP's and student AMHP's. * To lead in initiatives of work as the service develops, embedding principles of good practice. * To be responsible for maintaining accurate, comprehensive case records for interventions and to complete all paperwork in connection with MHA Assessments as may be required by statute, the operating procedures of the service and Professional Codes of Practice. 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 CAFHE02850 . The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30 October 2020 Interviews will take place from the week commencing 19 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 discriminatio

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