Isle of Wight Council

Mental Health Team

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Approved Mental Health Professionals x3 Ref: 45005618

Grade 11, £39,623 - £42,431 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 45005618

Additional Allowances: Other £2000 - £5000 premium payment pro rata / Standby Duty £85.00
Hours: 37 hours per week 
Contract Type: Permanent

We are pleased to advertise the newly created posts which support the growth and development of the AMHP service that works across 24 hours.

While the demand for Mental Health Act assessments has increased, it is relatively small numbers compared to other Local Authorities.  However, our quality of service is paramount to support the person being assessed and reaching positive outcomes.  The model of working on the Isle of Wight will be to also hold a small number of Mental Health cases and contribute to the 24-hour AMHP rota.

This is an exciting time for you to join the service as we are at the start of future developments and would love you to be active with supporting the growth of the team and service we provide. We are a hard-working team and it doesn’t go unnoticed in fact, we’ve just been named as runner up for one of the most prestigious awards in Adult Social Care - The MJ Awards 2021 in the Care and Health Integration category! We have also been nominated as finalists in the Local Government Chronicles 2021 for Well Being and Resilience in the partnership category.

As a Local Authority we are open to supporting your learning and personal development, so you will be encouraged to share your experience and expertise as well as have the opportunity to attend national conferences and partake in partnership training.  

We offer regular quality supervision and will be working a 9-day fortnight to give a balance to your work commitments and home life should you wish to opt in.

Please visit the Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development opportunities we offer.

Team IWC Values:
 - Community & Customer focused
 - Effective & Efficient
 - Working together
 - Fair & transparent

We are proud of our commitment to offer:
 - Supporting and supervising all our social care workforce
 - Providing opportunities for our staff as they develop and progress their professional  careers
 - Providing regular training opportunities.

We are looking forward to receiving your application if you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here .

If you are a person that can support team members with future developments and want to make a difference to this service then why wait? 

Contact Diane Pragnell on (01983) 821000 for an informal discussion or go straight to the application form.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its 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.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

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.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online, telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

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.

Relocation support may be available to you if you are moving to the Isle of Wight to specifically take up a front-line role with Adult Social Care. For experienced workers you may qualify for allowances up to £8,000. If you decide to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may get your travel costs reimbursed.