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Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Secondment: 12 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (happy to discuss flexible working)
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North Manchester General Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum & AMHP allowance
27/02/2020 23:59

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’

*******Applications are only open for applicants if they are approved to work as an Approved Mental Health Professional and hold a professional registration****************

This vacancy is available as  12 month secdonment

Greater Manchester Mental Health fulfils statutory duties on behalf of Manchester City Council and aims to develop creative solutions to manage the reduction of AMHPs nationwide, and is therefore increasing its current AMHP hub resource. Manchester has had a dedicated AMHP hub for over 5 years and is keen for its current service to expand and grow and for you to be part of its development.  We are looking for an AMHP to work across the City on a compressed hours basis covering week day shift patterns who can join our existing team of skilled and experienced professionals. 

These roles will be perfect for candidates who are confident, enthusiastic and motivated. We are looking for dedicated and passionate individuals who can support our current service. 

The role will involve the co-ordination of assessments under the Mental Health Act in community, inpatient, A&E departments and our 136 suite which opened at the beginning of July 2018. The diversity of our community will be reflected in the diversity of assessments which you will be undertaking. You will meet service users from a broad range of social and cultural backgrounds who's health and social care needs are equally diverse.

You will receive an individualised review of your learning and development needs, as well as focused support at a service and trust level around how to achieve your goals. Additionally, to support meeting learning and development needs, we have a wealth of expertise within GMMH that supports delivery of in-house training and education programmes. We will offer role specific supervision, training opportunities via Manchester University, monthly social work forums and regular opportunities to attend AMPHA.  In addition you will be have daily support from a senior social worker and administrator to support you in your role as well as up to date IT solutions to support you in agile working.

Manchester is an exciting and vibrant city in which to work and live The Trust is ideally situated to support a healthy work/life balance. Our employees can enjoy all the benefits of excellent transport links, great restaurants and a vibrant night life, excellent sporting opportunities, city centre shopping and the Trafford Centre. Manchester as a city continues to grow and expand and now is the perfect time to start working and living within the Greater Manchester area.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Katie Taylor (Professional Lead for Social Care, Manchester Services)

Briony Spedding (Operational Lead for Social Care, Manchester Services)

0161 271 0099 / 0161 271 0100


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