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Approved Mental Health Practitioner - Out of Hours

  • Job reference: APOOHAMHPWake
  • Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: An experienced AMHP is required to work at Wakefield Social Care Direct, Out of Hour's Service. This team is the initial contact point for all adult social care assessment and safeguarding referrals under the Care Act (2014).
The role is vital to fulfil local authority duties and responsibilities under a range of legislation including the Mental Health Act (1983). The candidate will be required to work primarily out of hours to provide statutory cover. Working hours are open to negotiation, but will primarily involve evenings, nights and weekends.
Social Care Direct interacts with people with a range of needs including physical disabilities, older people, people with cognitive needs, learning disabilities, drugs and alcohol needs, mental health needs, homelessness, offending etc. The team triages the referrals, provides advice and signposting, takes any immediate action and directs referrals to appropriate teams.
It is essential that the candidate has experience of working confidently in an out of hour's service or emergency duty service with the ability to analyse and prioritise risks. The candidate must have a good understanding of adult social care including statutory duties under The Care Act (2014).

Candidate Profile
The candidate should be confident working on their own once they have had chance to learn what the team does. Work at Social Care Direct is fast paced, with a high turnover, and every day is different and open to new learning. The out of hours AMHP is supported by on call manager and at other times additional support from integrated locality teams is available.

The Council, offer the following Benefits:
Claim Mileage per mile
Regular Support and Supervisions
Remote Working
On-site Parking
*Enhanced DBS
*Experience of working within an Adult Social work team
If you are interested in this role or looking for a new role as a Qualified Social Worker in the UK, please contact Alex Procter on 01772 208 964

*Service Care Solutions also offer a referral fee of £250 for anyone you may know. Once they are placed and complete their probationary period you receive a £250 bonus! *

Working with Service Care Solutions offers you a number of benefits including:

* A specialist consultant within an experience and dedicated Social Work recruitment team
* Excellent rates of pay
* An extensive range of Social Work vacancies available throughout the UK
* Payroll service twice a week
* Loyalty Bonus scheme including Free TV's, Mobile Phones and more.