An opportunity has arisen at the London Borough of Waltham Forest for the position of an AMHP Practitioner in the integrated AMHP service.
Salary range SCP 25 to 35, £31,557 to £40,869
(A joining bonus of £1k is payable during the first six months and a further £1k retention bonus upon completion of a probationary period)
We are also finalising the remuneration policy which would make available another £2k per year payable in two six monthly instalments according to performance.
It’s an exciting time to join the London Borough of Waltham Forest as an AMHP
We are transforming our services to provide high quality person-centred care and support that needs forward thinking staff. We’ll look to you to help us deliver great outcomes for Adult Social Care users, carers, families and the wider community, through excellent social work practice.
Reporting to the AMHP Team Manager you will be responsible for discharging your duties in terms of the MHA 1983. This could also mean doing associated work in terms of social care assessments, court work and ensuring our practice remains person centred and Care Act compliant. You will not be expected to carry a caseload.
You’ll be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality and legally compliant social care practice to agreed standards.
You’ll work as part of a wider service within the Specialist Social Work Service. The post is covered within a s75 agreement with our Trust partners – North East London Foundation Trust. You will be required to be proficient in using MOSAIC (and RIO in MH)
You’ll have regular supervision and access to the social work forum and AMHP training.
These roles require an experienced individual, with a proven track record of delivering outstanding care in a pragmatic and sensitive way that matches the needs of a multi-cultural community. Your knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and procedures will be second to none.
We want people who are team players and can work effectively under pressure. You’ll have outstanding communication skills and the ability to engage service users, colleagues and third parties alike.
You will need to be a qualified AMHP with several years MH experience, able to work as part of a Centralised Team and forge good relationships with inpatient and community services.
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a good quality life. Over the past few years, the borough has changed significantly for the better. Good schools, great parks, excellent cultural facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home. We’ve also recently been the first ‘London Borough of Culture’.
In line with our ambitions, the Adult Social Care service in Waltham Forest has plans to progress to excellence. We want the service to enable the most vulnerable residents to be resilient, independent, safe and well. This is supported by the unique Families at the Heart of our Place Strategy which sees Adult Social Care working across the Families Directorate. Waltham Forest is in a unique position to deliver this initiative as we have strong health and community partnerships and an emerging Integrated Care System.
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Head of Service Alam Khan on 07741 327835
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and y sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
- Promoting equality of opportunity
- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.
- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.
Respecting diversity is a core Council value.