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Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) - South Devon - Ref 6677

  • South Devon
  • Full Time
  • £42,403 - £46,464 per annum

PermanentFull Time 37 hours per weekApproved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)1 x South Devon This post is assigned to Devon Partnership NHS Trust within the daytime dedicated AMHP Service. This role links in with adult and children’s mental health services and is open to registered social workers, occupational therapists, mental health nurses or chartered psychologists currently approved (or eligible for approval) to practise as an AMHP.The post is full time, Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week (consideration will be given to part-time working and should be discussed at interview)H grade (£42,403 - £46,464) pro rataThese posts are open to qualified AMHPs and those individuals who are eligible to be considered for approval, subject to completing the necessary re-approval portfolio process.Candidates must have the appropriate professional registration for their discipline and provide a registration number with their application.They must be able to provide evidence of their AMHP qualification and required post-qualifying AMHP refresher training as part of their application.We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic people who are currently under-represented in our workforce.These posts are not open to those seeking a Trainee AMHP position or access to the AMHP training course. Our serviceThe Devon AMHP Service is recognised as a national example of good practice and has been involved in the development of the AMHP National Service Standards and other initiatives related to the role.We are constantly seeking ways to improve our service, including how best to capture and utilise the voices of those that have experience of being assessed under the Mental Health Act and to further improve practise for the benefit of those who come into contact with our service.We are also committed to improving the service we offer in order to help address racial disparity in mental health services, as highlighted during 2018’s Review of the Mental Health Act. We are also committed to supporting the recommendations of Devon County Council’s Race Equality Audit.Approved Mental Health Professionals (assigned)The role of daytime AMHPs within Devon County Council has significantly changed in recent times.Consisting of four locally dedicated AMHP teams, with support from those AMHPs based in Adult Social Care, our AMHPs no longer carry caseloads within community teams.Instead, our AMHPs work more flexibly with internal and external partners to ensure a more robust response to those individuals who are at risk of being detained or restricted under the Mental Health Act.Along with frontline duty, our AMHPs routinely and proactively work with crisis teams, wards, community teams, street triage, police, CAMHS and other services to ensure the most appropriate legal response.In addition, our AMHPs will also have a small allocation of community MHA and social supervision patients with the aim of supporting those individuals and their treating teams with the management of those orders.Professional support and on-going trainingAll AMHPs receive regular individual and peer group supervision and appraisal. Teams are supported to have regular team days. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to both their own learning and that of others. Devon County Council also offers a programme of post-qualifying AMHP training in order to support your practice and on-going approval as an AMHP.As a service we are keen to support colleagues to find creative and interesting ways to share specialist AMHP knowledge and support the learning of those outside our team.About youYou will be a be a registered social worker, occupational therapist or mental health nurse with a proven commitment to professional development and experience of working with people in mental health crises. In particular, we are interested in those who are seeking to develop and improve themselves and AMHP services and are open to working flexibly and creatively where-ever possible. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of co-production and a willingness to engage with experts by experience.You should hold current AMHP approval or be prepared to submit a portfolio to be re-approved in-line with Devon County Council’s policies.You must be able to demonstrate an excellent appreciation and understanding of the European Convention of Human Rights, be committed to the principles of mental health legislation, with a strong focus on recovery principles and awareness of the impact mental disorder can have on an individual, their family, carers and supporters.You should have demonstrable experience in statutory mental health services, with a specific focus on risk management and multi-agency working. While AMHP practise often focusses on the independence of their decision-making, we also strongly value team working and support as peers to help each other achieve the high standards that we aspire to.What we can offer you We are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers. We offer 26 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 31 days after 5 years’ service. Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview) Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme.  As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as an Approved Mental Health Professional has never been more attractive.  If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation support of up to £10,000, may be available.Visa sponsorship may also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.  For an informal discussion regarding the role available, please contact:Mark Pilkington on m.pilkington1@nhs.net : South Devon AMHP Team ManagerInternal Applicants, please note: If you are an existing DCC employee, please use your iTrent Employee Self Service (ESS) details to log in and apply. DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.Happy to Talk Flexible Working -The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.This role requires a DBS disclosure

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Senior Service Support Officer - Ref 6675

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £28,282 - £31,364 per annum

Fixed Term 12 MonthsWe are excited to announce a maternity cover opportunity for a Senior Service Support Officer within our countywide Business Support Team based in the Family Time Service team.You will work alongside 3 other Business Support Team members.You will support the Family Time Service directly as well as supporting colleagues in our wider services across the county, with a flexible and hybrid working environment.In this role, you will play a key part in the collation and creation of new data sets, and support staff with internal systems. You will link with the manager of the service regularly ensuring a high level of collaborative working is maintained.Your proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint will be essential. This role is ideal for someone who thrives on variety, communicates effectively, and can meet tight deadlines. You will need to work well both independently and as part of a team.This role would be well suited to someone who looks for variety and challenge in their day to day working and can take the initiative to find creative solutions. The successful candidate will play a key role within our team, ensuring efficient, effective and specialist support to the service in all organisational areas.Please note that interviews for this post will be taking place on Friday 23rd August 2024. For further information please see the attached job description or contact Jo Thomas for an informal discussion on 07973 843816 or joanna.thomas@devon.gov.ukAdditional informationThe salary range for this role is £28,282 - £31,364 per annumDevon County CouncilWe offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do, to improve the lives of young people and their families in Devon. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.Generous annual leave allowance.Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.Auto enrolment onto our Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain benefits such as, ‘cycle for work’ and health screenings.DBS informationThis post requires a criminal background check via the Disclosure procedure.Full driving license, and access to a road worthy vehicle that conforms to legislative requirements for work purposes (business insurance required).Please ensure, when completing your application form, that you provide a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the essential and desirable criteria as described in the job description. Applications may not be taken forwards if the supporting statement is not adequately completed.Note: We do not sponsor Visa’s for this post. UK Right to Work is required.Internal Applicants, please note: If you are an existing DCC employee, please use your iTrent Employee Self Service (ESS) details to log in and apply.Please click Apply Now to see the Job Description. DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages. Happy to Talk Flexible Working - The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice. For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page. 

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Residential Youth Worker - The Amber Foundation

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £29,275.47 per year

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to positively impact the lives of our young people here at Amber? Are you passionate, resilient, dedicated and enthusiastic? If so this is the role for you. We offer supported accommodation to homeless, unemployed and disadvantaged young people (aged 18 to 30) who are facing multiple disadvantage including lack of training, education and employment, addiction and substance misuse problems, mental health difficulties and may have been involved in crime and offending behaviourWe offer 24/7 residential support with a full-time employability and well-being programme designed to inspire, educate, motivate and - most importantly - to make possible. We aspire to offer everything under one roof that marginalised young people need to rediscover their potential and move forward with their lives into Employment, Training and Education and somewhere safe and sustainable to live.The role of the team leader is an extremely important one, and one which demands patience, leadership and the ability to implement the Amber Course and Ethos.  This will require flexible and lateral thinking on the part of the team leader.The team leaders will be responsible for the development and eventual moving on of each young person in their team.  The team will consist of up to ten young persons at any one time.The team leaders will be expected to plan and implement the delivery of The Amber Programme, motivating our young persons, so they can elevate their self-esteem and self-reliance, enabling them to progress into employment, education or training.Primary Responsibilities, Tasks and Duties. •  Ensure that each young person is progressing, and that the progression is recorded and can be shown through the use of individual folders, internal reports and external progress report•  Organise projects daily, which should include external community projects as well as internal maintenance projects on the property and land. The programme is to include fun activities and projects at its core, in order to maintain the young person’s motivation.•  Support residents in completing daily maintenance and room checks.•  To make sure that each team member pays his/her rent on time and in full.•  Ensure that the risk assessments are carried out and recorded for activities and projects.•  To make sure that health and safety procedures are followed, and that neither residents nor staff are put at risk.•  To complete a thorough needs assessment for each new resident and to begin a support plan.•  To build strong relationships with external services and agencies to support the needs of our residents.•  Carry out assessments risk/initial/comprehensive to inform resident’s programme journey •  Carry out interventions relevant to individual needs including 1:1 sessions and group work/programme facilitation. •  Develop and contribute to the through care needs of service users, supporting them in the development of move-on plans which are appropriate to their needs. Experience •  Proven ability to supervise and manage people and draw on their experience, interests and expertise to maximise the potential for the course.•  Experience of working with a disadvantaged or vulnerable client group with complex needs.Skills •  To maintain and project motivation and enthusiasm in a pressured environment.•  Provide effective and enthusiastic leadership for the team and to foster teamwork and good practice.•  Ability to work creatively and proactively with residents, staff and other participants to explore opportunities for the development of Amber; to take imaginative ideas and form them into practical projects, programmes and activities.•  To communicate effectively with and build relationships with a wide range of people, both verbally and in writing.•  Ability to prioritise and manage workload effectively, to make sound decisions and solve problems within a known framework.•  A good understanding of the issues and barriers our client group has to overcome in order to progress.•  The centre at Chawleigh is a very rural setting, so the ability to commute daily to the site with ease is essential. Information on Amber can be found on our website www.amberweb.org To apply, please email your CV to Wendy Murkin, HR Administrator at wendy.murkin@amberweb.org. 

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