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Rota Approved Mental Health Profession OCC612534

Job details


Salary range: £2,462.64 (or pro rata)

Work location: Abbey House

Hours per week: 37 hours per week (usually translates to 37hr/8weeks)

Work type: Permanent

Vetting Requirements: This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check


Closing date: Friday 23rd February 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed



About us


We are a diverse team of innovated and passionate professionals; we are dedicated and privileged to support individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in Oxfordshire.  We uphold social justice and equality, protect and preserve individual rights while ensuring individuals needs are at the centre of all that we do.


Our team of AMHPs come from a variety of professional backgrounds, we embrace and value each other’s contribution and area of expertise. We work collaboratively, both internally and with external organisations. Our AMPH service is supported by a dedicated Team Manager and Service Manager who are passionate about collaboration, innovative, diverse learning and development opportunities. We are committed to ensuring every member of our team feels valued and supported. The team culture focuses on a shared vision of delivering high standards and innovation in service development.


A message from Jules Fox, AMHP Operations Manager:


The AMHP service in Oxfordshire is a great place to work.  I am a practicing AMHP and understand what the challenges are in delivering this challenging role.  As the AMHP Operational Manager this insight has and continues to inform how to support AMHP’s and future service development. Our culture focuses on collaborative working and support, a “together culture”. I am incredibly proud of the excellent service we provide and the high standards of practice we consistently deliver. The service continues to innovate and improve, and this is down to excellent leadership and all the AMHP’s contribution to the service. We are a team that promotes a “can do” attitude and aspires to support professional development and provide training opportunities.


Come and join our team and make the difference you aspire to.



About the role


Our AMHPs have a key statutory role in the effective delivery of mental health services. You will perform statutory mental health assessments under the MHA 1983, and will be independently responsible for a decision around compulsory admission to hospital.


Social justice and the wellbeing of those we support are at the forefront of everything you do. You’ll have the ability to promote the rights, dignity and self-determination of patients consistent with their own needs and wishes, to enable them to contribute to the decisions made affecting their quality of life and liberty. As an AMHP you will demonstrate a sensitivity to individuals’ needs for personal respect, confidentiality, choice, dignity and privacy, applying legal and professional knowledge and skills balancing protection, risk and support in order to achieve positive outcomes for individuals.


You’ll act as a champion in your area of expertise / special interest, providing specialist advice in line with changing legislative requirements, government guidance and evolving best practice and keep abreast of developments.


We value everyone’s contributions to the development of our service, so we all contribute to identifying opportunities for development, new ways of working and reflection on practice as well as supporting colleagues, sharing knowledge and expertise.



About you


You’ll bring with you a strong understanding of and respect for individuals’ qualities, abilities and diverse backgrounds. You’ll have a proven track record of liaising and working effectively with service users, their families/carers, other professionals and agencies to achieve the best outcomes for people.  You’ll have an excellent working knowledge of legislation and statutory guidance relevant to Mental Health Code of Practice and demonstrate a consistent pattern of learning and development in your career and previous work as an AMHP.


A recognised Community Psychiatric Nurse, Social Work or Occupational Therapy Qualification and registration and maintenance of registration with regulatory body along with a valid warrant to practice as an AMHP, and maintenance of this, are essential for this role.



Your Development


We offer our teams outstanding, aspirational learning and development opportunities to ensure that everyone is enabled to reach their full potential and thrive in their careers. We recognise that adult social care can be fast paced and challenging, so we want to promote well-being through learning too


Our continuous focus on developing each member of our team to promote their professional development, and to grow the experience of the team, is key to our success in Oxfordshire. We offer a wide variety of training and development opportunties to all our AMHPs; from mandatory training to maintain AMHP status and legal training to keep up to date with legislation, to training from subject matter experts on specific areas of interest to the team, and peer training as our team are from a diverse range of backgrounds and are experts in their field!



Rewards and benefits


We are committed to ensuring that our social care workforce has the right support to enable them to be safe and well in their work and to continue providing high quality support to those we work with.


Our benefits for AMHPs include:


  • Managerial and admin support on every shift
  • 1-1 supervision
  • Yearly Legal update and other relevant and career enhancing training
  • AMHP Policy Meeting (usually with learning sessions incorporated)
  • Exemption from working on Bank holidays
  • Opportunity to do additional casual work if desired
  • Pension related to contribution
  • Flexible working – full or part time hours available and agile working policy
  • Childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, staff discount scheme for a range of retailers, holidays, insurance, restaurants, health & leisure activities and rail travel.



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Funmi Durodola on FUNMI.DURODOLA@OXFORDSHIRE.GOV.UK or 07414176350 



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Our commitment to:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or on maternity or family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support, education and safe spaces for all.

Our commitment to:
Guaranteed Interview Schemes

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education, we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

Our commitment to:

Oxfordshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Our commitment to:
Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.

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