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Senior Practitioner

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Clay Cross Resource Centre
Salary details
Grade 12 - 18 hours and 30 minutes per week - £18,957.48 - £20,649.48 per annum, 22 hours and 12 minutes per week - £22,749.00 - £24,779.40 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Minimum - 18 hours and 30 minutes per week to Maximum 22 hours and 12 minutes per week
Closing Date
14 August 2022
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Key responsibilities include undertaking Mental Health Act Assessments across the whole County on a rota basis, managing a small caseload of complex, predominately forensic, cases and taking a leading role in developing and supporting the AMHP service as a whole. You will also be expected to chair VARMs and take responsibility for managing safeguarding in conjunction with the Service Manager. 

This post will also carry responsibility for supervising and supporting other less experienced AMHPS and Social Workers, and providing training and briefing sessions as needed.  You will also be expected to lead on providing good quality peer group supervision within your specific area in conjunction with P&P colleagues. This role also includes pro-actively taking responsibility for improving professional standards and providing an advisory and supportive role to colleagues in other teams.

You will participate on the rota as a duty worker, taking responsibility for allocating assessments and liaising with other teams, both internal and external, to ensure a good quality service that is in line with our statutory responsibilities and good working relationships.  

Support is provided by way of regular team meetings and peer supervision and you will be expected to engage fully in this. You will also be expected to attend meetings with other teams and agencies and represent adult care mental health as necessary. There is also a strong commitment within the team to support social work students and Approved Mental Health Professional trainees and you will be expected to engage in this.

You should have the ability to engage in the on-going change management process and provide effective leadership to others as necessary. There is the expectation also that you will undertake other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade of this post. Please see the job and person profile for more information.

Please contact Jacky Ingerson, AMHP lead/Service Manager on 01629 537555 if you wish to discuss this further.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.