PermanentFulltime 37 hours per week
Halftime applicants will also be considered.
Interviews will take place early January 2023
Approved Mental Health Professionals – AMHP Out-of-Hours Service
Salary Grade H, up to £42,614 pa + 20% unsocial hours allowance
About usFollowing our new innovative in-house re-design, we are really excited to announce that we will be launching a new pioneering model for our out-of-hours services in Devon County Council.
The Devon County Council out-of-hours AMHP Service provides an essential response to urgent requests for assessments under the Mental Health Act. This involves triaging and prioritising workloads in order to make decisions on carrying out assessments in line with Devon County Councils statutory responsibilities.
This new specialist out-of-hours AMHP service will work alongside a separate Emergency Duty Service, which consists of specialist Children and Adult social care teams.
This revised service will be phased in from November 2022 and will involve implementing specialist service models for our 3 core EDS services (Adults, Childrens and Mental Health), which will provide an improved, streamlined way of partnership working.
This initiative includes significant new investment and staffing levels to ensure improvements to the service we provide to those people living in Devon. The increase in the number of AMHPs and the introduction of AMHP managers working out-of-hours, will provide a more supportive environment to work in, and a greater capacity to manage the increasing demand for this essential service.
Rota PatternAll AMHPS work to an 8-week rolling rota, which incorporates two consecutive weeks off work each cycle. The shift pattern includes working evenings, nights and weekend / Bank Holiday ay shifts.
To enable two consecutive weeks off rota each rota cycle, 30 days annual leave and the full bank holiday entitlement are included in the rota. The benefit of this is that successful candidates would have an average of 13 weeks off rota per annum.
About youIf you are a qualified, currently registered and experienced AMHP with a proven track record and would like the opportunity to be part of our new out-of-hours specialist AMHP service and feel you have the right skills, then we’d love to hear from you.
Contact: Chris Collins –AMHP Service Manager out-of-hoursChris.firstname.lastname@example.orgMobile: 07817 124971
Closing date midnight on Sunday 18th December 2022.
What we can offer you
Working for Devon County Council has all the benefits that you can expect from a large employer.
In return for the vital contribution that you make, we offer: