Hourly payment: £28:00 per hour plus opportunity for payment for ad hoc assessments.
Job Level: Level 4 Zone 2
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Minimum hours per year: 100 hours minimum (10 hour shifts on Saturday or Sunday)
Contract type: Fixed Term/Secondment for 3 years
Closing date: Sunday 3rd December 2023; 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
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We have an exciting opportunity for an AMHP, with at least two years experience, who would like to experience working at weekends/bank holiday undertaking Mental Health Act assessments that cannot wait until the next working day. You will be guaranteed one weekend day shift per month. Shifts are from 10am until 8pm with overtime paid if necessary.
You will be supported by an experienced EDT worker who will triage the Mental Health Act assessments before allocating them to you. On the rare occasions that there are no assessments, the EDT worker may ask for assistance in dealing with Adult Social Care referrals such as No Entries or agreeing to extra care package support.
For those who would like to consider EDT work as a career, this is the ideal opportunity to gain an insight into generic emergency social work.
Camden is a busy borough undertaking a high volume of Mental Health Act assessments. There is further opportunity to carry out Mental Health Act assessments during weekday evenings at a fixed rate. There is no obligation to accept these referrals. They are carried out on an ad-hoc basis when the EDT worker is unable to get to them in good time.
To be considered for this exciting opportunity it is essential that the successful candidate is a qualified social worker registered with Social Work England who is an Approved Mental Health Professional, with sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act.
You will have previous demonstrable experience of managing a varied caseload. An Approved Mental Health Professional applicant will have had experience working with other client groups, or be able to demonstrate your potential and knowledge regarding those client groups outside of any current specialism. You will have role-appropriate knowledge of relevant legislation affecting out-of-hours social work practice including the Children Act, the Care Act, the Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty safeguards, the Human Rights Act, Police and Criminal Evidence Act and any other relevant legislation, and be able to work within legal and procedural requirements.
You will be able to demonstrate flexibility, and have the ability to prioritize under pressure, work speedily, and find imaginative solutions. You will be a good communicator and be able to write clear concise and accurate reports
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At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
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Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.
Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG