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Senior Practitioner, AMHP

closing date 29 Oct

Job Summary

Contract Type: Full Time/Permanent
Advert Start Date: 14 September, 2017
Advert End Date: 29 October, 2017
Salary: £34,538 to £39,177 (Hay 5 plus 2 SCP points)
Location: Kingswood Civic Centre
Weekly Hours: 37 hours
Job Category: Care/Social Work, Social Work/Care
Vacancy Ref: SGC0896/736/SS

Job Summary/Person Specification

Further information

Under the supervision of the Mental Health Services and DoLS Team Manager, you will provide supervision and support to Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHPs) carrying out their statutory responsibilities under the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983.

In addition to your supervisory responsibilities, you will participate in the AMHP rota, and work with other agencies and services within an integrated health and social care model.

You will assist the Mental Health Services and DoLS Team Manager in the day to day management of the team, including prioritisation and allocation of work. On occasion you may be required to deputise for the Team Manager, with support from other managers as necessary.

The post holder will assist the Mental Health Services and DoLS Team Manager with tasks relating to the maintenance of the MHA s117 register and ensuring detained patients have their rights protected by a “nearest relative”, making court applications as necessary.


Interviews will take place on Monday 13 November 2017.


Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

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.