Approved Mental Health Practitioner - Community Mental Health Team

Tradewind Recruitment - Social Care
Blackwall, Greater London
£34 - £38/hour
13 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Tradewind Social Care have a wonderful opportunity for an Approved Mental Health Practitioner to join a very busy Community Mental Health Team in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral.

The main purpose of the role is to work within an integrated/partnership CMHT with East London NHS Trust. To provide a social work service within the framework of the Care Programme Approach & Care Act plus other appropriate legislative requirements.

Main duties:
Respond to requests for assistance, taking sufficient basic information about the needs in question to be able to determine the level and type of assessment required
Maintain case records and fulfil procedures and statutory duties in line with national and local policies, practices and procedures
Inform the line manager of specific needs that may be unmet because of the unavailability of services
Work within budgetary limits laid down by Council policy and operate within the Financial Regulations and Standing Orders of the Council
Carry out assessment of needs, and sub-contract parts of such assessments where they are of a specialist nature within the process of the Care Programme Approach
Ensure that assessments pay particular attention to individual strengths, outcomes and the recovery principles
Negotiate with users, carers and others concerning the methods to meet the needs and thus outcomes identified by each assessment and service user/carer
Assist users and carers to play a full part in care planning by extending to them advice, support and guidance, including advocacy, and arranging where necessary access to translation, interpretation services
Review the progress of each care plan at regular, pre-determined intervals (within one year minimum) together with users, carers and other service providers to ensure the effectiveness of the plan
Have effective liaison and working relationships with mental health agencies and service providers and the wider council and community

Job requirements:
Must have a relevant Social Work qualification (i.e. CQSW, DipSW or other CCETSW recognised qualification) with a valid HCPC registration
5 years post qualifying experience working as an AMHP, two of which must be the most recent
Approved Mental Health Practitioner qualification and accompanying warrant
An enhanced DBS of satisfactory level is essential
Full UK driving licence with access to own car

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