Job ID:
3762
All Locations
City Wide
All Job Types
Other, Social Care
Advertising Salary
Grade 8 £39,186 - £43,421 (Bar at £42,403) per annum pro rata
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Adults' Services
Advert Closing Date
21 Jun 2024
Working Patterns offered:
Compressed Hours, Full-time, Shift Working

About The Role

Working Hours:   35 Hours Per Week

Contract Type:   Permanent / Full Time

Additional Payments: 20% Flexibility Payment and Essential Car User Allowance

Closing Date: 21 June 2024

 
This Role is Subject to:
 

Qualification - DiPSW or equivalent AND AMHP Qualification and registration with Social Work England 

Medical Clearance - Pre-placement health assessment (PPHA)  

Essential Car Documentation- This post is a designated Essential Car User. Therefore, you must always hold a full valid driving licence and provide your own car for use at work. You will receive the Essential Car User Allowance. 

Driving Licence The successful candidate should hold a full clean driving licence as you will be required to drive a vehicle adhering to council regulations. 

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance - this post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.  

Evidence of conduct in previous employment concerned with the provision of services relating to. Health or social care or Children or vulnerable adults

Proof of identity including a recent photograph

Full Employment history

Join our dynamic and compassionate EMERGENCY DUTY team dedicated to providing exceptional mental health care and support to our community, outside of office hours. We are committed to promoting well-being for individuals experiencing mental health challenges. We also provide social care and support to individuals citywide of  Manchester. We cover all three hospitals in Manchester as well as community assessments.

We are seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) to join our team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in assessing, supporting, and advocating for individuals experiencing mental health crises. 

You will also assess and support individuals in social care crisis outside of office hours.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting comprehensive assessments of individuals experiencing mental health crises or social care crisis, ensuring their needs and risks are accurately identified and addressed. With safe discharge planning. 
  • Utilizing the Mental Health Act and relevant legislation to safeguard the rights and well-being of individuals requiring mental health act assessments. 
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and policies to safeguard individuals within Manchester.
  • Accurately assessing the needs of individuals, supporting those people and sign posting as appropriate.
  • Providing crisis intervention and support to individuals in acute distress, including making decisions as an AMHP regarding compulsory treatment and detention when necessary.
  • Working autonomously and independently.
  • Lone working outside of office hours.
  • Participating in training, supervision, and professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge in mental health and social care practice.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Social Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist, or Psychologist registered with the relevant professional body.
  • Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status, with experience conducting Mental Health Act assessments and interventions.
  • Strong understanding of mental health legislation, policies, and procedures, with the ability to apply legal frameworks in complex situations.
  • Strong understanding of social care legislation, policies and procedures. 
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal. Interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish trust with individuals in crisis.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with partner agencies and demonstrate empathy, compassion, and cultural competence in all interactions.
  • ability to work independently
  • Desirable experience to have worked on an adult emergency duty team.

If you would like any further information with regard to the role please contact Samantha Walker Team Manager 07932 643 865.

 

About the Candidate

 
We are an expanding team, looking for a caring compassionate individual who is able to work independently , but equally is a team player. Someone who has excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Who is able to formulate a risk management plan for individuals they are working with. Someone who can fit into the established EDS team.
 
You should have excellent skills in prioritising workload. Working knowledge of relevant legislation with regard to Mental Health Act and Social care referrals.
Someone who enjoys a challenge .Who can demonstrate working in partnership with other agencies and individuals and their carers/ families. Who is also able to manage conflict with the individuals they are working with but also the resistance at times from professionals.
Someone who is committed to their own personal development and also to share development opportunities within the team.
 
Working out of hours relies on enthusiasm from workers and being creative with access to limited resources. To have the ability to be flexible and manage in unexpected situations.
Think on your feet, creative risk management

About Us

We’re the local government authority for Manchester, and have teams across the city helping to make this a great place to live for everyone. We’re proud to do local government differently, in a city with an international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion. 

When you join us, you’re joining a team of over 7,000 council staff helping to make our ambition for Manchester a reality. Whatever your role, you’ll be supporting our residents and communities to be the best they can be, and helping to build a Manchester that's fairer for everyone who lives, works, volunteers, studies or plays here. 

To make our ambition a reality, every person we recruit needs to play their its part. It takes a certain type of behaviour, attitude and way of working to get Manchester where it wants to be. Our people and partners have agreed five ‘behaviours’ – the grounding for how we must work together and treat one another:

  • We take time to listen and understand
  • We work together and trust each other
  • We show that we value our differences and treat each other fairly
  • We ‘own it’ and we’re not afraid to try new things
  • We’re proud and passionate about Manchester

A career with us means you can be yourself, thrive, and build the career your talent and ambition deserve.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council 

At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve.  We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly encourage applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.   

If you want to find out more about the role, our ways of working, flexible arrangements or any workplace adjustments, please let us know by emailing [email protected]. If you are invited to interview, we will ask you if you require any adjustments for you to best demonstrate your suitability for the role in the interview process.   
 

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

Accessibility 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work. 

We’ve also included some useful tips on how to submit the best application.

When you join us 

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role. 

Other relevant information 

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