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Approved Mental Health Professional Lead

Bracknell Forest Council
£41,675 - £45,591 + £609 LWA + £3000 Retention Payment
Church Hill House, Crowthorne Rd, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
05/07/2020 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

Be supported to own and take action. Our journey, our place, your opportunity.

 We care about the wellbeing of our residents. And our dedicated Mental Health Team helps us to protect some of our most vulnerable residents. We work with health colleagues to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment to help people live as independently and fully as possible.

Our Approved Mental Health Professional Lead, who is based in our Community Mental Health Team, will offer support and expert guidance to AMHP colleagues whenever necessary. The post holder will lead in the effective management and co-ordination of AMHP assessments as well as providing professional leadership and development for the AMHP role through mentoring and coaching.

Make your future about shaping tomorrow. Because we’re Bracknell Forest.

What it’s like working in our team…

The Bracknell CMHT Adult Team offer

  • Exceptional clinical knowledge and expertise.
  • Committed hardworking supportive practitioners.
  • Approachable in-touch managers.
  • A service where the focus remains on service users enhancing their independence.  
  • Skilled administrative support.
  • Interagency and intra-department relationships that are dedicated to achieving a shared aim and focus to address the needs of the most vulnerable.

 You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

  • Provide a professional lead and supervision to AMHPs within the CMHT Team, undertaking Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Best Interest assessments for Bracknell Forest Council.
  • To lead in managing the AMHP rota in order to provide the AMHP service in the context of statutory provision across Bracknell Forest Council.
  • To manage as care coordinator a restricted caseload of service users with complex and long-term mental health problems using current care management procedures, CPA and risk assessment/ management and safety plans.
  • To participate in and make use of clinical and management supervision, and to be responsible for their own professional development.
  • To act as designated safeguarding manager to support colleagues in the assessment of referrals made to safeguard adults.
  • To have responsibility for the management of safeguarding referrals, including allocating investigations and completing risk assessments, chairing meetings (where necessary), and ensuring that action plans are effective in keeping people safe.

 The benefits you will experience are…

  • A retention payment of £3,000 per annum
  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and friendly working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities.
  • Agile working “from home and in the community” supported by up to date IT kit.
  • A great office location with free car parking.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • Essential car user allowance and London Weighting.

 What we’re looking for…

An experienced AMHP who:

  • Excellent knowledge of all relevant legislation
  • Has excellent risk assessment and analytical skills.
  • Is good at effective multi-agency working.
  • Has good communication skills.
  • Is a team player.
  • Has the ability to prioritise and organise work effectively.
  • Has good ICT literacy.
  • Is able to deal with unrestricted demand.
  • Can make decisions under pressure.

 Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Sarah Beaumont
01344 823333

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below).

It is important that you read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children and adults at risk must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.

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