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Social Worker – Approved Mental Health Professional

closing date 3 Sep

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Permanent
Advert Start Date: 01 August, 2017
Advert End Date: 03 September, 2017
Salary: Hay 7 - £27,123 - £29,558. Hay 6 + 2 Spinal Column Points - £32,486 pro rata to hours worked
Location: Please refer to job summary
Weekly Hours: 37 hours per week
Job Category: Care/Social Work
Vacancy Ref: SGC0883/729/KH

Job Summary/Person Specification

Further information

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Recovery Practitioner Social Worker/AMHP to join the South Glos Recovery Team (South).

As an expert provider of mental health services, we put recovery and re-enablement at the heart of all that we do. We facilitate recovery through the guiding principles of hope, trust, partnership and mutual respect.

The team’s focus is on providing effective interventions and treatments to people with severe and enduring mental health needs, and their carers. This involves enabling and assisting service-users to meet daily health, social care and wellbeing needs. Our aim is to empower and enable service-users to maintain or regain their independence in line with their personal recovery goals.

Candidates should have experience of acute mental health care and have a passion for developing cutting edge and evidence based practice.

In return you can expect high levels of support, a fast paced and challenging working environment, good supervision structures, along with access to training and other opportunities to develop.

The team operates from 0900-1700 Monday to Friday, with flexibility to offer a service outside these hours, when required.

Candidates should be mobile, with the ability to move quickly across a geographically dispersed area with limited access to public transport.

We are open to applications from qualified Social Workers looking to develop their careers in Mental Health. Therefore if you are not an AHMP but are successfully appointed to the job you will commit to carrying out the pre-course requirements for AMHP training (currently a GCPP in mental health) and then enrol on the next available AMHP course. Prior to qualification as an AMHP, you will be paid at the Hay 7 grade range (details below). Once you have qualified you will be paid at H6 plus 2 (31,846) as an AMHP and undertake assessments under the Mental Health Act 1983.

This position is a 37 hours, Permanent, initially based at Cedar House, Manor Road, Fishponds and then at Kingswood Civic Centre, High St. Kingswood.


Interviews will be held on 13 September.


South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.