All Locations
Dorchester
Advertising SalarySalary Details:
£41,418 to £47,420
What is the vacancy type for this advertVacancy Type:
Permanent
Function:
Health and Social Care - Adults
EmployerEmployer:
Dorset Council
Job Working PatternJob Working Pattern:
Variable
Closing time of advertClosing time of advert
23:59

About The Role

As a qualified Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), you will assume the responsibility of fulfilling statutory duties outlined in the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, and the Care Act. You will play an invaluable role in our 24/7 AMHP / out of hours service, offering support to individuals during their most challenging times.
 
This is an opportunity to empower individuals who are going through mental health crises. With your skills and expertise, you will provide vital support and advocacy, ensuring the protection of their rights and well-being.
 
Join us as an AMHP and become an indispensable part of the mental health system, making significant contributions to the overall well-being of the Dorset communities. Your assessments and coordinated interventions can positively alter someone's life trajectory, ensuring they receive the necessary care and support. Together, we can shape their recovery journey and create a brighter future for them.

What you'll be doing:
 
You'll work with talented individuals who openly support and develop each other. We go out of our way to offer knowledge, time, and practical support. Additionally, you'll have access to regular feedback, and mentoring from experienced colleagues, ensuring your growth and development. We firmly believe in investing in the professional development of our AMHPs. Embrace the chance to continuously learn, adapt, and grow, ensuring that your skills remain relevant, and your practice remains effective.

You'll become part of a supportive and collaborative work environment that values teamwork and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration. Work alongside social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, enriching your professional development and expanding your perspectives.

Our leadership is dedicated to supporting your success, providing training opportunities and access to wellbeing support services. Together, we are dedicated professionals committed to providing the best possible service for the people of Dorset and forging strong partnerships within our system.

Dorset Council provides not just a job but an opportunity to thrive in a place of natural beauty, a high quality of life, a thriving arts scene, a strong community spirit, excellent education and healthcare facilities, and a desirable work-life balance.
 
About you:
 
As an integral part of our team, we are seeking individuals who possess the following qualifications and attributes:
  • Personal Approved Mental Health Professional status (Warranted) and a Professional Qualification in Social Work, demonstrating your commitment to maintaining the necessary credentials.
  • Post-qualifying experience, including direct work with individuals who have mental health needs. This first-hand experience will be highly valuable in your role.
  • Possession of a current full driving license and access to a vehicle will be essential for fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.
  • A solid working knowledge of legislation, safeguarding practices, conducting assessments, preparing care plans, and monitoring and reviewing outcomes is required to excel in this role.
  • Your dedication to professional development and staying up-to-date with the latest mental health issues is crucial. We value individuals who continuously seek to expand their knowledge and skills in the field.
We encourage you to review the detailed person specification for a comprehensive understanding of the role requirements. Should you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Further Information

We encourage you to review the detailed person specification for a comprehensive understanding of the role requirements. Should you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected].

About Us

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

Additional Information

A generous relocation package is payable, of which up to £8,000 (of HMRC eligible elements) are free of tax. We can offer you help to move whether you are looking to buy or rent, depending on your circumstances.

Our package includes:

  • an initial advance of up to £2,500 payable when you start
  • help towards fees associated with buying/selling (up to £6,500)
  • an option to receive help towards your rent or mortgage in the first two years

The friends and family referral schemeapplies to this post. If an employee recommended this post to you, mention them when asked on your application form.

Employees can share this advert by using the button links alongside the job title. 

This post involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them. It will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. See our policy on the employment of ex-offenders.

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

We use generic job descriptions and person specifications. This means the job title on any attachments may differ from the job title in the advert. We may provide specific information in a context statement if relevant.

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