Team Manager, Approved Mental Health Professional, AMHP Out-of-Hours Service
Salary Grade T, up to £48,678 pa + 20% unsocial hours allowance
Following our new innovative in-house re-design, we are really excited to announce that we will be launching a new pioneering model for our out-of-hours services in Devon County Council.
The Devon County Council out-of-hours AMHP Service provides an essential response to urgent requests for assessments under the Mental Health Act. This involves triaging and prioritising workloads in order to make decisions on carrying out assessments in line with Devon County Councils statuatory responsibilities.
This new specialist out-of-hours AMHP service will work alongside a separate Emergency Duty Service, which consists of specialist Children and Adult social care teams.
This revised service will be phased in from November 2022 and will involve implementing specialist service models for our 3 core EDS services (Adults, Childrens and Mental Health), which will provide an improved, streamlined way of partnership working.
This initiative includes significant new investment and staffing levels to ensure improvements to the service we provide to those people living in Devon. The increase in the number of AMHPs and the introduction of AMHP managers working out-of-hours, will provide a more supportive environment to work in, and a greater capacity to manage the increasing demand for this essential service.
There are three manager posts within the specialist AMHP Service. Each post works a 6-week rolling rota, which incorporates two consecutive weeks off work each cycle. The shift pattern includes working evenings, and weekend / Bank Holiday day shifts.
To enable two consecutive weeks off rota each rota cycle, 30 days annual leave and the full bank holiday entitlement are included in the rota. The benefit of this is that successful candidates would have an average 16 weeks off rota per annum.
If you are a qualified, currently registered and experienced AMHP with a proven track record and would like the opportunity to be part of our new out-of-hours specialist AMHP service and feel you have the right skills, then we’d love to hear from you.
You will also need demonstrate,
- Experience of supervising and managing staff or student placements
- Experience of providing on the job training, coaching and mentoring
- Substantial post-qualifying experience as a registered AMHP
- Proven competency as an experienced professional in a Local Authority or Health setting
- In-depth knowledge of relevant legislation of your specialist role, including a knowledge of wider Social Care legislation including the Care Act and The Mental Capacity Act.
How to apply
When submitting your application, please state your reason why you would like to apply and how you will add value to our EDS service within your supporting statement.
If you have any queries about the role or would like an informal discussion, please contact, AMHP Service Manager, Chris Collins firstname.lastname@example.org / 07817 124971
If you would like to speak to a peer informally about the role, please contact
Harriet Cadman email@example.com to arrange.
Closing date midnight on Sunday 18th December 2022.
Interviews will be held in person in County Hall, Exeter or via MS Teams, to be confirmed upon shortlisting.
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health
- Salary Details
£44,624 to £48,678 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award) + 20% unsocial hours allowance
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull TimePart Time
37 Per Week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required