Hours: 37 per week
Contract Type: Permanent
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 development.
Here on the Isle of Wight, Adult Social
Care (ASC) are investing in the Approved Mental Health Professional Service as operational
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 registration and have two
years of post-qualifying professional experience preferably in Mental Health.
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
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
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 or Amanda Sweet 07814280098 or
out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from
discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour
Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. 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, who is proud to
encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better
reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are
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Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means
that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role
and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for
an interview within the council.
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that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If
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alternate posts that may be suitable.