Additional Allowances: £2000-£5000 Premium Allowance
will be an additional payment which will agreed on the contribution you make to
the AMHP rota.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Are you an experienced Approved Mental Health Professional
with at least 2 years practice experience in this specific area wanting to step
up to management? If so, this opportunity may be a new chapter in your
About the role:
Here on the Isle of Wight we are investing in our AMHP
Service. This is really exciting times, with the progression of our AMHP
service; we are building on the structure and recognising the work a specialist
service which provides a safe service on the Isle of Wight. We have recently
created and successfully employed an additional full time AMHP as well as a
trainee AMHP. We currently have new advert out to secure a second trainee
Now all we need is a progressive lead to support the
transition and build on future developments.
We are looking for an AMHP Manager who has an abundance of enthusiasm to
support the AMHPs and drive the service. This post will be rewarding for the
successful candidate, as you will be fundamental to the changes driving
positive outcomes for people who need this service.
We are looking for a manager who will continue to
practise in this area to support everyday challenges; but you will also be
integral to providing quality supervision, reflective sessions, training,
policy writing as well as partnership working being integral in promoting
future developments from agencies on the island and nationally.
We are in the process of implementing a new AMHP report
as well as a new platform to collate all our resources, we would wish these
areas to be developed further by the AMHP manager.
As the service is relatively small the AMHPs also hold a
caseload from the mental health team, so you will work closely with the mental
health team manager.
On the island we work closely with our partners to
develop services for people coming into contact with the mental health
services, therefore its vital that you hold the value of integration which will
offer the potential for future
collaborations, leading to positive
Although the work-base is in Newport, we work more agile
and therefore you would also be working from home.
You will need to have sound knowledge of the Mental
Health Act, as well as all other Acts that have close interface with the Mental
We need the AMHP manager to be an experienced AMHP able
to draw on your own experiences to contribute to the service learning and
education with other partners.
To join us you must have the following:
A qualified social worker,
Registered Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or chartered
Psychologist with regulatory registration;
Being a practising AMHP for a
minimum of 2 years;
Desire to work collaboratively;
Willing to work on the AMHP
rota as well as offering management support to other AMHPs when on AMHP duty.
Here on the Isle of Wight, we
are in year three of our strategy “Care Close to Home” (CCTH). The results so
far have been impressive and earned us a place as a finalist in the health and
care category of both the Local Government Chronicle and Municipal Journal 2019
awards. We have also been shortlisted for a National Award in developing the
Living Well Service.
We are obsessed with how to
best use the strengths of those we serve in designing their care and support –
supporting people to regain and maintain the maximum level of independence
possible. We are very fortunate to have
voluntary and community sectors who we regard as equal partners in the design
and delivery of care and support for the people we serve (so that all of our
contracts with them are now a for a minimum three years). Which helps support the individual’s recovery
and maintain their wellbeing.
Of course, integration with
health is a key priority – and being surrounded by water means that we really
have to invest in making relationships and care pathways work effectively – as
our residents cannot easily, or cheaply, go elsewhere. We have recently
published our single Health and Care Plan for the IoW. Equally, we are integrating care management
with health across mental health and learning disabilities – and the plan is
also to fully integrate commissioning budgets in these areas. So, you will see the evidence and strong
ethos of working all partner agencies to produce better and effective resources
for people that may use our services.
You will benefit from a
unique and enriching environment within an organisation that values strong
leadership, a good work life balance, quality management and reflective
Please visit the Adult Social Care career opportunities page which holds inspiring testimonies from team
members, a guide to what the Island offers as well as personal development
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Relocation support may be
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a front-line role with Adult Social Care. For experienced workers you may
qualify for allowances up to £8,000.
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