Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Are you a health professional looking
for a new challenge? Have you got a passion to promote the rights, dignity and
self-determination of patients consistent with their own needs and wishes, to
enable them to contribute to the decisions made affecting their quality of life
and liberty? Then becoming an Approved Mental Health
Professional (AMHP) might be what you are looking for in your professional
Here on the Isle of Wight, Adult Social Care (ASC) are investing
in the Approved Mental Health Professional Service as operational demand
We are therefore seeking to appoint an AMHP trainee to join our
team. This opportunity is open to Social workers, Occupational Therapists,
Nurses or Psychologists who currently hold the relevant professional regulatory
The successful candidate will be appointed as a Social Worker
Grade 10 and you will be fully supported by another qualified AMHP who will act
as your practice assessor.
To support your learning, you will hold a small case load from the
ASC Mental Health team, so you experience all aspects of the provisions we
offer as a service. You will also shadow the AMHPs during Mental Health Act
assessments and participate in the AMHP desk duty.
The AMHP academic course is set at accredited master’s level; you
will attend either Bournemouth University or Brighton University course which
will consist of some university base attendance as well as remote learning. The
course and travel will be financially supported by the Isle of Wight Council. We will be offering full support through your AMHP pathway
and the academic course, however, permanent appointment to this role is
dependent on passing the course so should you not successfully complete the
course your employment may be terminated.
Upon your successful completion of the
course you will work towards being an authorised AMHP, you will then transfer
to a pay grade 11 and will also receive an AMHP allowance which is a 3 year incremental payment starting at
£2,000 for the first year increasing up to £5000 on the 3rd year.
If you are interested in working in the mental health sector and
believe you can meet all the requirements to become a empathic AMHP who will be
able to strongly advocate for the person receiving a Mental Health Act
assessment then I would like to hear from you.
Below are links which will offer you more in-depth knowledge on
the role of an AMHP and the courses on offer:
If you would like an informal discussion on any aspect of this
role than please call Bev Hull on 07813 998641 or email
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the Island here.
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employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our
workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to
support the different needs of our employees.
The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is
proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to
better reflect the diversity within our local community.
In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight
Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an
individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and
have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for
an interview within the council.
In the interests
of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless
you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the
recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your
application will not have been successful on this occasion.