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AMHP Team Manager / Practice Lead – Adult Social Care – Ref 6375


  • Full time
  • 2024-06-02
  • £48,474 - £52,566 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 160524-50284

We are looking for an Approved Mental Health Professional Team Manager / Practice Lead to join the Adult Social Care AMHP Service.

About the Role:

The Adult Social Care AMHP Team Manager / Practice Lead will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Adult Social Care AMHP Service. The Service links directly to the Integrated Adult Social Care teams across Devon. The ASC AMHPs are accessible to all Adult Social Care teams, promoting; legal literacy, understanding of risk assessment in the context of the impact of mental disorder on the individual and how and when to request a Mental Health Act Assessment. The AMHP’s in the Adult Social Care AMHP Service work closely with the Devon Daytime assigned AMHP Service and support the daytime AMHP Duty rota.

The Adult Social Care AMHP Team Manager / Practice Lead has a variety of duties including having responsibility for the line management of the dedicated Adult Social care AMHPs, alongside supporting the wider daytime assigned AMHP Service duty Rota.

The post holder will also:

• Ensure the ASC AMHP Service Provides advice and support to community and county wide teams to develop the skills, competence and confidence required to support people who experience complex mental health issues, some of whom may lack capacity in relation to aspects of their care and support needs and are liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act, or, may become so.
• Ensure that relevant managers and AMHPs are aware of their responsibilities in relation to the Mental Health Act, policy, practice, and procedure.
• Contribute to the analysis of practice and performance in relation to the application of the Mental Health Act and associated AMHP work.
• In partnership with the specific AMHP Service Manager, lead and maintain service improvement with regard to the application of the Mental Health Act.
• Build and maintain links with wider Devon County Council Practice Leads with a view to developing best practice and continuous improvement across Integrated Adult Social Care.

For full details of the role see the Job description.

About you:

You must be a qualified and appropriately registered Social Worker, Occupational therapist, first level nurse (mental health or learning disability) or Charted Psychologist with Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) status following successful approval by the Local Authority. Candidates’ must be able to provide evidence of their AMHP qualification and required post-qualifying AMHP refresher training as part of their application.

You will have experience in a previous management role or be looking for an opportunity to gain managerial experience. You will need to be able to, think innovatively, influence others, and create effective working relationships. You will have the skills and knowledge to support and supervise staff, provide sound consistent advice, and demonstrate good judgement.

Solid communication across all mediums (electronic, written, verbal) is essential with an ability to take account of the audience that is receiving the information. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

What we can offer you

  • We are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.
  • We offer 26 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 31 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)
  • Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as a AMHP Team Manager / Practice Lead has never been more attractive.
  • If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation support of up to £10,000, may be available.
  • Visa sponsorship may also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.Flexible working arrangements may be considered.

For an informal discussion please contact: Sandra Geary 07854 087905 Or Jane Hoadley 07817 124963

Interviews are due to be held on 10th June 2024.

Please click Apply Now to see further information.

  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working – The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice.
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page.
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Working Patterns:

Full Time, 37 hours per week

Job location

County Hall
Topsham Road

Job category

Managerial, Mental health, Social worker - Adult


Devon County Council Local government

Type of organisation

Public Sector


Health and social care

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