Senior Social Worker – Adults - AMHP

Location Essex, England
Salary £240 per day
Discipline
This role involves working a condensed week (37 hours per week, over 4 days).

Working to support adults, and their families, who have complex social needs and are more vulnerable as a result of disability, exclusion, or diminished capacity, you’ll maximise their potential to live independently.

We’ll give you the tools and resources you need to enable vulnerable adults to live healthily and independently. And, as you continue to grow your expertise, you’ll play a key role in the development of our dedicated AMHP Team for Essex.

About the role

The Approved Mental Health Practitioner Service has a unique position in ensuring compliance with the statutory functions imposed upon the Local Authority by the Mental Health Act.

The service will be responsible for composing and delivering the AMHP rota. The service will undertake statutory assessments and initial enquiries in line with statutory duties.

Senior social workers are passionate in demonstrating expert and effective practice ability in complex situations often in pressurized environments. Managing workload and supporting colleagues with complex cases, with an ability to mitigate high levels of risk.

Working collaboratively with statutory and non-statutory/voluntary agencies ensuring a joined up approach. Significant experience of social work, modelling good practice, triaging assessments, prioritizing responses, direction to others and providing expert advice and guidance is essential in this role.

• Responsible for providing supervision, specialist advice and professional expertise for AMHPs and Social Workers, contributing to the development of practice standards and the four key principles. • Accountable for assessment of complex social care needs and provision of support for vulnerable adults to ensure they are safe and have good outcomes to promote independence.

• Accountable for working within the statutory legal framework, policy and guidance and determining when the threshold for statutory intervention has been reached in line with legislative and organisational standards within the Care Act 2015 (e.g. MCA/DoLS/CHC assessments etc). Specifically, to carry out and manage the process of MHA assessments, identifying least restrictive options and acting as an autonomous professional consistent with legal and statutory obligations.

• Responsible for managing a complex workload, maintaining accurate and timely data, reports and presentations as required.

• Responsible for carrying out, coordinating and managing the process of Mental Health Act assessments, consistent with legal and statutory obligations working flexibly and at times outside the core operating hours of the team in accordance with demand.

• Accountable for conducting assessments under the Mental Health Act 1983 and plan responses which safeguard vulnerable adults, including intervention as required that may be beyond normal operating hours. • Builds strong effective working relationships across the Council, with partners and members of voluntary agencies.

• Delivers a high level of expertise in particular areas of practice and leads on those areas, contributing to the development of a prevention and early intervention service.

• Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.