PERMANENT job – Social Worker/AMHP in West Sussex.

Closing on: Jul 29, 2024

Supply Care Solutions are looking for a Social Worker/AMHP in West Sussex.

Type: Permanent Work
Hours: Full time (Monday to Friday) 37 HOURS
Salary: £45,441 to £48,474 per annum

Remote Working:  Yes

*Rolling rota AMHP Grade 12 SSWP. This involves working an 8 week repeating pattern that essentially consists of 7-3 shifts one week and 2-10pm another and includes some weekend hours, bank holidays (additional pay when worked) with an enhancement of 18%.

Each of these roles will involve a combination of going out to assess under MHA and working as a lead to take referrals and triage / prioritise according to risk. Please note that the AMHP hub covers the whole of WSCC.

Please state on your application what role / rota you are interested in.

This is a new role created as part of the modernising and organisational changes of mental health services in West Sussex. A key part of the redesign was the implementation of a “Hub and Spoke” model that provides a 24-hour AMHP service, 365 days a year.

The post holder will be required to undertake Mental Health Act Assessments as part of a rolling rota shift pattern as well as the role of the lead practitioner on a shift, using their specialist knowledge to triage work coming into the hub. The successful candidate will be working within a service where the emphasis is the delivery of a timely, responsive and legally compliant intervention, following requests for Mental Health Act assessment. Requests are received from a range of partnership agencies and professionals, as well as members of the public.

The ability to triage, risk assess and manage competing demands is a fundamental core requirement. As part of this new service you will have support from the Service Manager and Hub Team Manager. Regular individual and peer supervision, commissioned specialist training will be available to enable you to maintain your knowledge and remain aware of any changes in legislation to enhance your practice.

The Hub consists of a Team Manager and two Hub AMHPs who work 9am-5pm and eight Hub AMHPs who work on a rolling rota, over a 24hr period. Shifts will typically be early and late. You will be expected to work closely alongside colleagues in Crisis Teams, general acute hospitals, Sussex Police, South East Coast Ambulance service (SECAMB) and acute in-patient units. You will be expected to work within organisational, policy and legislative requirements. You will be required to work within the Standard Operational Procedures Policies and Processes.

Qualified Social Worker Requirements

– CSW/CQSW/DipSW/BA/MA in Social Work
– Proven post qualifying experience in working with Adult services
– Current Social Worker England registration
– Current Enhanced DBS Disclosure
– Eligibility to work in the UK without work permit or visa restrictions
– Commitment to the safe care and well-being of vulnerable people

If you are interested in this position please apply online or call us on 020 8506 1111

Supply Care Solutions have a number of locum jobs across the UK. * All locums must be contract compliant before commencing work through our agency. We are recruiting professionals across all specialisms and grade. We offer an excellent referral bonus for any new worker you refer to us *Terms and conditions apply. Supply Care Solutions works in conjunction with Monitor/TDA rate caps

Job Category: Social Care Social Workers (All Grades)
Job Type: Permanent
Job Location: West Sussex

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