AMHP Social Worker

Location Swindon
Salary £37 - £40 per hour
Daytime AMHP service is seeking an experienced locum AMHP to work on behalf of the service for four months, to carry out all aspects of the duty AMHP role, for up to a maximum of three days a week (an offer of fewer days may be considered in conjunction with that of another locum AMHP offering one or two days).

The service, which operates ostensibly between 9am and 5pm, is based within Sandalwood Court, the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust hospital site in Stratton St. Margaret, Swindon, part of the integrated mental health service.

The team consists of a small but very experienced and supportive AMHP workforce, all having many years experience of working in local mental health teams, and a dedicated AMHP Lead overseeing service provision. The AMHP will be expected to work during daytime hours, sometimes later, and very occasionally earlier, in order to complete assessment tasks.

The service benefits from AWP's contract with a specialist private ambulance service to convey detainees into hospital, be that locally or further afield.

There are on any day two AMHPs on duty, with additional support provided by the Lead.

The team benefits from good working relationships with AWP mental health professionals, many on site. The team is generally busy, receiving referrals from the local community mental health teams, the adolescent mental health service, Learning Disabilities services, the local general hospital, the specialist mental health in-patient units in Swindon, and a specialist acquired brain injury unit.