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Organisation: Northamptonshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £37,938 - £41,609   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: Olympus House   Reference: 20742

Closing date:

19 February 2020 at midday
Northamptonshire Adult Social Services is looking to recruit a team manager to lead the Approved Mental Health Professional Service.

Northamptonshire Approved Mental Health Professional Service provides a dedicated service operating between the hours of 9am and 9pm to respond to requests to assess individuals who are in mental health crisis and are considered to need admission to hospital using the powers of the Mental Health Act.

The service operates using the legal frameworks of the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Care Act 2014 and adheres to local and national policy and guidance.

At the heart of the Approved Mental Health service is a core group of dedicated staff whose substantive role is within this specialist team, the service is further supported by qualified AMHP working within NASS who attend on a weekly basis and a number of other qualified social workers who work in a support role. The team has one Business Relations officer.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who can lead the development of the service as we move towards a Unitary Authority, provide excellent leadership and support to the team, provide positive role modelling to others and support the development of staff undertaking their AMHP training. The person recruited to the role will also be expected to undertake duties as an AMHP in Northamptonshire.

If you would like to discuss this role –please contact Jane Bowen Service manager 01604 368215

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