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Advanced Mental Health Professional

Job Title: Advanced Mental Health Professional
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Carlisle
Salary: £38 per hour
REF: LukeMHC24242
Contact Name: Liam Murphy
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Advanced Mental Health Professional to work with one of our clients based in Carlisle. You will be working for the council.

Monday - Friday 

09:00 - 17:00

Temp contract

Pay rate £38ph

Job Purpose

A core requirement of the post is that the worker will operate as an AMHP and provide required s114 statutory MHA (Mental Health Act) cover to the AMHP duty rota.

Key Responsibilities

  • To arrange and coordinate the process of assessments under the Mental Health Act 1983 adhering to all mental health legislation, the MHA Codes of Practice and other related legislation. This includes the screening of MHA referrals and would be undertaken on a rota basis, acting as a Single Point of Access for all requests for assessments under the Mental Health Act.
  • To practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP), including participating on the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) rota which will take place in a variety of settings including assessments in the community, s136 suites, police stations and hospitals. Assessments are undertaken for those experiencing a mental disorder of a nature or degree regardless of age.
  • Where an application for detention into hospital is deemed necessary and the AMHP is satisfied that such an application ought to be made in respect of the individual. Such applications to admit formally into hospital require the completion of statutory documentation. While both informal and detained admissions necessitate the completion of an AMHP assessment report. As part of the assessment process an AMHP is required consult and consider the wishes expressed by the patient and relatives as well as any involved professionals in the delivery of the individual’s care. While there are specific requirements under Mental Health legislation relating to consultation within the nearest relative.
  • When considering the need to admit an individual to hospital, either voluntary or under compulsion, the AMHP will reach an independent judgement about the need for compulsion, and pursue any appropriate alternatives to compulsion wherever possible. It is expected that AMHPs will work with the CRHT (Crisis Resolution Home Treatment) Team to facilitate and / or be involved in the organisation of care as an alternative to hospital admission.
  • Consider the feasibility of and contribute effectively to planning and implementing options for care such as alternatives to compulsory admission, discharge and aftercare where CTO's Guardianship or s117 Aftercare services are being considered.

4Recruitment Services is a specialist recruitment agency for Qualified Social Workers and HealthCare Professionals. We offer:

  • An excellent referral scheme of £250 for each successfully placed referral
  • HCPC certified complimentary training
  • 24 hour one on one specialist social work consultant based within your geographical area
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other Social Work vacancies in your area please contact Luke Mathurin on