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Approved Mental Health Professional

  • Job reference: ERBAMHPKIRK1906
  • Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified Social Work
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Job description: Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) - Huddersfield

Specific responsibilities of Hub AMHPs
*To receive and triage all referrals and pass to the appropriate service to prioritise. Identifying appropriate and inappropriate referrals and offering training.
*Engage with all psychiatric wards, the police GP's and Mainstream social services to and offer training to ensure all possible options of lesser restrictive options are explored for individuals prior to requesting a MHA assessment.
*Co-ordinate all assessments generated from hospital wards and the police including initial CTO's. In additional to all s.136 requests.
*Apply to the Magistrates court for a s.135 warrant as necessary.
*Identifying, appointing and Displacing Nearest relatives through the County Court.
*Co-ordinate assessments for service users not known or discharged from integrated services.
*Conduct audits to ensure that we are providing an efficient, effective service, to include feedback from service users.

Person Checklist
*AMHP and Social Work qualified
*HCPC registered and keeps up to date with changes and is committed to continuous professional development and working within professional standards.
*Able to use social work methods to promote positive change, independence and wellbeing in accordance with assessed need, whilst promoting choice and control for adults and carers.
*Experience of working with the service user group
*Developed knowledge of safeguarding multiagency policies and procedures and ensure safeguarding investigations are carried out as necessary.
*Working knowledge of relevant legislation and ability to apply legislation to practice including the Children Act 1989.
*Good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and Human Rights Act and how these impact on the use of the Mental Health Act.
*Understanding of developments in Adult Mental Health and Social Care
*Practice in a manner that prevents discrimination and promotes rights and autonomy
*Ability to undertake high quality assessments and provide clear analysis, within prescribed timescales and demonstrate reasoned decision making.
*IT skills to support accurate and timely case recording
*This post requires and enhanced DBS check.
*Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time. It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car.

If you would be interested in this role or any similar roles please do not hesitate to contact Emily @ Service Care on 01772 208964 or email

Benefits of working for Emily @ Service Care Solutions:
* A specialist, dedicated Social Work consultant offering single point of contact
* Exceptional referral bonuses
* An extensive & exclusive range of Social Work vacancies across the UK
* Nationwide provider Social Work staff to over 200 local authorities.
* Payroll service twice a week
* Ltd and PAYE payment options available
* Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
* Loyalty schemes / bonuses
* DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

Note: Do you know someone who is looking for work in this field? If so, please pass these details on to them. If we are able to place them into work such as this, lasting over 13 weeks, we will happily pay you a £250 referral bonus!